UPDATE: Law enforcement to release information on reported standoff Wednesday

Updated: November 19, 2019 10:45 PM
Created: November 19, 2019 04:25 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- It was an active scene in one Lyle neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon. What started as a search warrant in one home led to a swarm of law enforcement presence and a nearby school on soft lockdown.

One neighbor who lives half a block away from the scene first noticed local law enforcement around noon.

"Next thing I knew a bunch of sheriff's trucks and stuff started lining the streets," said Rachel Trocinski, who lives nearby the scene. 

The Mower and Mitchell County Sheriff's Offices were between Grove and Second Street. An armored vehicle and officers equipped with rifles surrounded the area further down the street. 

Lyle Public School implemented a soft lockdown just before 3 p.m. after being told of a police standoff, according to Superintendent Brian Boysen.

The lockdown lasted an hour and students were allowed to be dismissed. 

Although Mower County authorities did not give out details, a Mitchell County deputy said this all began with a search warrant in a home. 

Neighbors said this isn't the first time police visited the home.

"The neighbors are up in the air, nothing's been said to any of us about what's going on, why all of this has happened," Trocinski said.
"This is a small town, very small town, it's quiet. Everybody knows everybody, I mean, we don't get presence like this."

The scene cleared just before 5:30 p.m. 

The Mower County Sheriff's Office is expected to release more information Wednesday morning. 


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