STANDOFF SHOOTING: Man Killed In Iowa Falls

One man is dead after a standoff and shooting with police in Iowa Falls Thursday afternoon.

Iowa State Patrol spokesman Sgt. Scott Bright says officers with the Iowa Falls Police Department were dealing with a standoff situation for about an hour before they called for help from the Iowa State Patrol.

Officers say the standoff was with a man who had posted suicidal messages on Facebook and barricaded himself inside his home.

Sgt. Bright says the man came to the front porch of the home and was pulling a weapon out of his pocket when he was shot by law enforcement officials. The man died at the scene.

A negotiation team had been called in but had not arrived on scene before the man came out the home.

Officials are not releasing the name of the man at this time.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation has been called in to look into the officer-involved shooting.