A verbal altercation in Council Bluffs this (Friday) morning resulted in a stand-off between a man and police. Authorities say the incident ended when Ronald Sully, of Council Bluffs, turned himself-in peacefully.
Police were called to the 3000 block of 13th Avenue at around 8:10-am., in reference to a verbal disturbance between neighbors over a vehicle parked in the driveway. Upon arrival, an officer made contact with Ronald Sully, who was unhappy about a neighbor’s friend parking in his driveway and wanted it moved. The officer attempted to locate the owner of the vehicle but was unsuccessful. He then advised Sully he could have it towed. However, since it was on private property, the police would not be responsible for removing it.
Once the officer left the area, Sully called 911, advised he had a gun and threatened to harm himself, the neighbor and police when they responded. Sully remained on the phone while officers positioned themselves outside. Police Negotiators established communications with Sully and the Council Bluffs Emergency Services Team was called in. At approximately 10:34 am, Sully agreed to exit the residence and turn himself into police.
No one was injured and Sully was taken into custody without further incident. No weapons were located and the vehicle was removed from the property for safe
keeping. Sully was transported to the hospital for evaluation. Charges are pending.