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Bettendorf Standoff


"When the call came out, we treated it just like any other serious situation involving an armed subject in a home. We didn't know what was going through his mind," said Captain Keith Kimball with the Bettendorf Police Department.

Police say 35 year-old Jason Obie had been holed up in his house, threatening his wife and daughters with a gun.  His eldest daughter was able to escape and call police.  She told police that her dad was pointing the gun frantically at family members and didn't want police on scene.

"Based on that we called out the Bettendorf emergency response unit because of the dangers of this and the type of situation we were dealing with," said Kimball.

Police arrived on the scene to no other family members in the house, but Obie.  They tried to get him to come out the residence, but he wouldn't. Police tried to make contact with him for two and a half hours using a loudspeaker.  They increased their efforts of trying to reach him by calling him; he didn't answer.  Neighbors watched it all unfold.

"The guy came out and stood in the yard and the cops were telling him what to do and he wasn't doing it. He started walking towards his truck and they shot him with something and he went down," said Hanna Kintz.

Police tell us they shot Obie with a non-lethal weapon and took him into custody.  Officers say  they were able to get the situation under control without anyone getting hurt, but neighbors are still in shock that this happened here.

"I was scared. Like I was like shaking, " said Kintz.  "Growing up in Bettendorf you don't expect that stuff to happen. There's like little crimes, but you don't see cops and guns trying to get people out of houses"

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