Situation resolved after man with gun spotted near Univ. of Iowa campus

Published: Dec. 12, 2022 at 2:36 PM CST
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IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG) - At approximately 2:00 p.m., Iowa City Police responded to a welfare check at the Court Street Parking Ramp bus depot.

Information received by police indicated that a man was possibly armed and that a woman and children were involved. The University of Iowa then sent out an alert warning students to avoid the area.

Responding officers encountered a man, woman, and children inside the bus depot. Upon seeing the officers, the man made threatening comments and fled with the woman into the parking ramp. Police followed the man and woman to establish communications with them. The man appeared to be armed and continued to make threatening comments.

A perimeter was set up around the area at this time. Community members were advised to shelter in place and staff were evacuated.

Despite efforts to de-escalate the situation by crisis negotiators, the man reportedly shot himself. He was taken via ambulance to an area hospital for treatment. He is in stable condition and no other injuries were reported.

The incident remains under investigation.