One man is in custody after a 7-hour standoff in Boone came to an end around 3:30 a.m. Thursday.
Boone Police Commander John Sloter said it started at around 8:15 p.m. Wednesday when 33-year old Joshua Daniels called his mom in Boone and told her to leave the house because he would burn it down.
Daniels went missing from a halfway house in Ames Tuesday. Ames and Iowa State police then searched for the man only to find he had left the Ames area.
Police became aware of Daniels’ whereabouts when his mom called police to report the threat to their home at 521 Main Street.
Police then surrounded the home near the intersection of Main Street and West 6th.
Daniels was the only person in the house according to police. His parents were in a vehicle near the scene and helped police.
As the standoff progressed in to the night, police had to yell instructions to Daniels because his cell phone was out of minutes. At that time, Cmdr. Sloter said, “I’ve known Mr. Daniels for quite a long time and we tried to talk to him through the house as best we can but he is not in talking mood at this time.”
Although police believed Daniels didn’t have access to a gun, he was seen with a BB gun.
Boone Police Commander John Sloter said they were worried for Daniels’ safety and hoped for a peaceful resolution. That came about at 3:30 a.m. when police entered the house and arrested Daniels.
No one was hurt during the arrest.
Daniels, convicted in 2010 for domestic assault, has three warrants for his arrest. He is being held in the Boone County Jail.