UPDATE: Man in custody after refusing to leave Cedar Rapids home

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- UPDATE: Cedar Rapids police say the man who refused to leave a home on 17th Street SW, prompting a standoff with officers, has been taken into custody.

Authorities were able to resolve the situation around 4:45 a.m. Sunday without injury after the man spent nearly 12 hours holed up at 1010 17th Street.

Police said the incident began around 6:00 p.m. Saturday. Authorities reported the man may have had a weapon, but that he hadn't made any specific threats. As a safety precaution, police blocked off most of 17th Street.

The individual has been turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.

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Cedar Rapids police report a man is refusing to come out of a home near 10th Avenue and 17th Street Southwest.

The incident began around six p.m., Saturday evening. Authorities said the man may have a weapon, but hasn't made any specific threats.

As a safety precaution, officers have most of 17th Street blocked off.

As of 10:30 p.m., Saturday, authorities were still on scene. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are also on hand.

This story will be updated.

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