WALL LAKE, Iowa | A 32-year-old man has been charged with first-degree harassment after a four-hour standoff with authorities Sunday. 

Justin Allen Pope, of rural Odebolt, was booked into the Sac County Jail without bond. 

The Sac County Sheriff's Office said that at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sac County deputies were looking for a man who reportedly threatened suicide and had made threats the night before. The man was discovered alone in a residence in the 400 block of West First Street at 12:25 p.m. in Wall Lake. 

When contacted, the man told authorities that he had guns and would make the police shoot him if they didn't leave. In addition, he threatened to shoot law enforcement officers out of his window.

A perimeter was set up and neighbors were told to leave their homes when the Iowa State Patrol sent in a crisis negotiator to assist.

The negotiator was able to get the man, later identified as Pope, to surrender at around 4:15 p.m. No injuries were reported.

Pope was taken to a hospital for an evaluation after the altercation.

Wall Lake is about 16 miles southwest of Sac City in Sac County. 


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