Standoff at Council Bluffs construction site closes down area

(Council Bluffs, IA) -- A section of Kanesville boulevard in Council Bluffs was shut down Friday afternoon due to a barricade situation.

Council Bluffs Police say the closure effects a section of east Kanesville, between 1st Street to Frank Street.

Police say Friday morning, officers attempted to execute an arrest warrant on a fugitive at a construction site east of Kanesville and Baughn. CBPD said the suspect barricaded himself inside a piece of construction equipment.

As of Friday afternoon, it is still an active scene and police are urging the public to avoid the area.

(Photo by WOWT 6 News)

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