A standoff at the Budget Inn & Suites in north Des Moines ended peacefully after a man allegedly fired gunshots at a Polk County Sheriff’s deputy during a traffic stop. The suspect barricaded himself inside the motel, prompting a large police presence in the area. Saydel High School and other nearby schools went on lockdown as a precaution, leaving some students locked out of the building. The incident resulted in the closure of NE 14th Street/Highway 69 in both directions between NE 51st and NE 54th avenues. The suspect is now in custody, and there were no reported injuries.
The standoff at the Budget Inn & Suites in north Des Moines has brought attention to a serious situation in the area. A man fired gunshots at a Polk County Sheriff’s deputy during a routine traffic stop, then barricaded himself inside the motel. This prompted a large police presence, with NE 14th Street/Highway 69 being closed in both directions. The incident has also affected nearby schools, including Saydel High School, which went on lockdown. Some students were locked out of the building due to the precautions taken by the school district.
The standoff at the Budget Inn & Suites in north Des Moines has reached a peaceful resolution. The suspect, who had fired shots at a deputy and barricaded himself inside the motel, is now in custody. Fortunately, no injuries were reported during the incident. However, it caused disruptions in the area, with Saydel High School and other nearby schools going on lockdown for safety reasons. The situation also resulted in the closure of NE 14th Street/Highway 69. Law enforcement officials have urged people to avoid the area surrounding the motel.