Police: Iowa Falls incident that forced nearby schools to close has been ‘resolved’

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IOWA FALLS, Iowa – The Iowa Falls Police Department has confirmed an incident that forced the cancelation of classes at local schools and a community college Wednesday morning has been resolved.

No other details were immediately released, but the department says a press release from the Iowa Department of Public Safety will be coming later.

Mitch Mortvedt, Assistant Director at Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, told WHO 13 earlier Wednesday morning that the DCI was assisting local authorities in a standoff involving a barricaded subject and a shooting investigation.

A location for the incident has not been released by officials but WHO 13’s Roger Riley captured video of the scene near Siloam Avenue and College Avenue, showing what appeared to be two vehicles crashed together.

Classes at Iowa Falls schools have been canceled for the day because of the proximity to the incident. Rock Run Elementary is just next to the area that is blocked off by law enforcement.

Classes at Ellsworth Community College were also canceled and the campus was locked down.

“The Iowa Falls Police Department called this morning asking us to lock down the campus because there was an incident in town and so we used our emergency notification system to alert our faculty staff and students of the issue we then locked all of our facilities and asked everyone on campus to stay away,” said Martin Reimer, Provost at Ellsworth Community College.

This story will be updated with more information as it is released by the Iowa Department of Public Safety.

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