- Associated Press - Friday, October 31, 2014

CHEROKEE, Iowa (AP) - A Cherokee man is in jail after a six-hour standoff with police.

The Sioux City Journal reports (https://bit.ly/10ard6R ) 35-year-old Joshua Lee Allender faces several charges including intimidation with a weapon, assault while participating in a felony, assault on a police officer and reckless use of a firearm.

Police say officers responded to home in Cherokee just after 9 p.m. Thursday to a report that someone was threatening suicide. When they arrived, Allender refused to come out and fired a gun from an upstairs window.

After six hours a tactical unit fired tear gas into the home and Allender was arrested shortly after 3:30 a.m.

He remains in jail on $25,000 cash bond. It isn’t immediately clear if he has an attorney.


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