Des Moines police arrest man from Sunday morning standoff

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UPDATE 12:15pm

DES MOINES — Police say a man is charged with two counts of attempted murder of a police officer after an early morning incident that escalated into a standoff Sunday.

Police say Troy Ruggles has also been charged with two counts of intimidation with a dangerous weapon.

Troy Ruggles booking photo (Polk County Jail)

Des Moines Police posted on Facebook what it took for them to help control the situation.


Des Moines Police are at the scene of a standoff with a man who’s barricaded himself in an apartment building Sunday.

Officers were called to reports of shots being fired at an apartment complex in the 3500 block of East Douglas Avenue just before 5:00 am.

Sgt. Paul Parizek of the Des Moines Police Department shared the latest updates with a Local 5 photographer.

As police arrived, they said gunfire continued. Right now, they say the scene is considered active and has been secured.

No injuries have been reported, police say.

Access to the area is restricted and East Douglas Avenue is closed from East 33rd Street to Hubbell Avenue.

Local 5 has a crew on the scene, and will you bring updates as they become available.

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