Police standoff near Sumner school ends in apparent suicide
SUMNER, Iowa (AP) — A lengthy police standoff near a high school in the small northeast Iowa town of Sumner on Friday ended when a man took his own life.
Authorities in Sumner say Police Chief Dan Wegg was called to a home around 7:30 a.m. Friday and found 58-year-old Sharron Kuhlmann with several gunshot wounds. A standoff ensued with 65-year-old Bruce Kuhlmann.
Classes at nearby Sumner-Fredericksburg High School were called off.
The Bremer County Sheriff’s Department says Bruce Kuhlmann fired several shots into the air. Police negotiated with him for more than four hours before an Iowa State Patrol tactical team entered the home.
Officers with the tactical team found Kuhlmann dead with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Sharron Kuhlmann was hospitalized in stable condition.