Update: Standoff Suspect Identified

By: WOWT 6 News Email
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Authorities have identified the man taken into custody Thursday afternoon following a 90 minute standoff in Council Bluffs as 39-year-old Daniel Hannan.

Bluffs Police, the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Department and Iowa State Patrol teamed up to bring a tense situation to a peaceful finish.

The Fugitive Task Force had been trying to serve a federal warrant on Hannan but he refused to come out of the house and police believed he might have been armed with a gun.


Standoff Arrest

As members of the Task Force made initial contact, a single shot was fired by one of the Task Force members. The Council Bluffs Police Department's Emergency Services Team was activated, along with a team of Crisis/Hostage Negotiators.

As the negotiators were speaking with Hannah inside the home, he indicated that a female was inside with him and she would be coming out. She then exited the home, unharmed.

Hannan surrendered 90 minutes after the incident began. He was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for a wound to his upper right arm.

Betty Frieze lives across the street and she said she heard gunfire.

“We heard a big bang, a big shot,” she said. “Next thing we know we had police everywhere and they was running all around the house, in between houses, telling everybody to stay in. Wouldn’t let nobody out the door. Even made me take my dogs in.”

Betty said the police have been to the house before.

She said, “This is an ongoing thing over at that house. Everytime you turn around they got police over there. There’s people in-and-out, in-and-out.”

Other people in the neighborhood confirm there is a lot of trouble at the house. They thought their neighborhood was improving when another troubled house on the block was boarded up.

Frieze said, “They got rid of that house over there across the street. Was raided 12 times in the last two years then we finally got rid of that house and thought it was a better neighborhood. I don’t know with that house.”

Council Bluffs Police are handling the investigation.


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