Western IA man arrested following hours long standoff


March 25th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

MANNING, Iowa (AP/KCCI) – A Manning man has been arrested, accused of holding police at bay for nearly 12 hours and firing more than a dozen rounds from his house.  The standoff began around 8 p.m. Friday when officers were asked to check on the 58-year-old David Wurr’s welfare.When officers arrived, Wurr came to the door armed with a pistol and refused to leave.

By 2 a.m., at least 20 law enforcement officials had surrounded the house, blocked off streets and evacuated several nearby houses. Police say Wurr fired 14 shots by the time they fired tear gas into the house to drive the man out. Wurr, who had no prior criminal history, was arrested just after 7 a.m. Saturday.  He was transported to the Saint Anthony Hospital in Carroll for minor treatment. No serious injuries were reported.