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Stand-off ends peacefully Monday

This news story was published on January 13, 2014.
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MASON CITY – A man who neighbors feared could be armed and who refused to immediately comply with police requests to exit his home was taken away in an ambulance late Monday afternoon.

Mason City police responded to 639 South Jackson at about 3:40 PM Monday after a call from a neighbor who said that a man at that residence  was intoxicated, suicidal and could have a 9mm gun.

At the scene, police had the 600 through 800 block of S. Jackson blocked off. Four squad cars, along with fir trucks and ambulance waited to see what the man would do.  The man did not appear to be happy that authorities and emergency responders and come to the area.

Police ultimately made contact with the man and were able to calm him down and get him into an ambulance.  He had a female companion that was by his side who showed much concern.

There did not appear to be charges filed in the matter.

Squad cars on S. Jackson

Squad cars on S. Jackson

Taken away by ambulance

Taken away by ambulance

Talking and calming man down

Police doing their jobs, calming a distraught man down

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13 Responses to Stand-off ends peacefully Monday

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    Watching Reply Report comment

    January 15, 2014 at 8:54 am

    Officers at this scene did a Fantastic job calming the subject. They were very professional about the whole thing. I watched this all unfold. If not for their caring, and superb skills this could of been much worse.
    Good Job!

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    big joe Reply Report comment

    January 14, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    Seems like alot of the posters have experience with the police. I don’t but I’ve seen the people they deal with. Most are losers with a capital “L”. Unemployed or unemployable. Not a job most people can handle.

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      little joe Reply Report comment

      January 15, 2014 at 12:10 am

      Well then, they don’t deserve to live in the same world as you big joe. They don’t deserve the same life, liberty and pursuit of happiness as you.

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    USMC Reply Report comment

    January 14, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Cant breastfeed, cant text, cant smoke weed is there anything you can do in the theater? Good gosh what is going on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Anonymouse Reply Report comment

    January 14, 2014 at 7:40 am

    I wish I could have a stand off. I’d just leave before they got there … and see how long it took them to figure it out.

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    Philosophus Reply Report comment

    January 13, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    Imagine that…in the land of the 2nd Amendment…someone armed at their home…and refused to immediately comply with police orders to exit his home.

    Are you sure this is America anymore? Because it’s starting to read like newspapers in the Soviet Union or China.

    This man must have really wanted their help, or otherwise he had every right to tell these cops to go to hell and get off his property.

    The surrendering of our rights to police power has become absolutely insane. I’m not sure anyone even understands their rights anymore, or limitations to police power.

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      maybe Reply Report comment

      January 13, 2014 at 11:41 pm


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      Paul Harvey Reply Report comment

      January 14, 2014 at 1:10 am

      The police are Gods, they are superior to you and me, their lives are worth more and they have every right to take our lives if the think they are threatened. This is what you wanted. You wanted it this way. You also wanted them to keep property and money of suspected druggers.No criminal charges needed. YOU WANTED THIS. Too late now.

      Police are better that us and that’s that forever!!! And ever!!!

      Welcome to the new America. You wanted prisons and jails full. YOU wanted us to imprison more people than Russia. YOU WANTED IT!

      Now you got it! No turning back now!!

      Good day!

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        Philosophus Reply Report comment

        January 14, 2014 at 8:50 am

        Well here’s the thing about police…at least the sensible ones understand that they aren’t always working as cops. They could be out in California visiting Disneyland with their family or in Las Vegas with their buddies, and the last thing they would want to deal with is officers in those locales acting excessive. I mean even some of them like to cut loose with some beers every once in awhile out on the town. The point I’m making is that the smart police know to not act with excessive impunity or force towards the population, because they themselves wouldn’t want to be subjected to such treatment as civilians by other PAC MAN overzealous cops.

        But…there are always immature and unwise officers who want to use their position to inflict as much ass-kicking as they can while they are having their time. Good senior members should know how to reign that crap in.

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          maybe Reply Report comment

          January 14, 2014 at 8:55 am

          There was a story on the news today about a guy in a movie theater was texting his 3 year old daughter when a retired cop started arguing with him and eventually the retired cop shot the man.

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            January 14, 2014 at 12:39 pm

            The takeaway to that is “Don’t text in theaters, Don’t be a douche.”

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            January 14, 2014 at 2:19 pm

            Or get shot by a retired police officer? Is that the take-away you were referring to?