No arrests made in connection to standoff in Lyle Tuesday

Published 6:05 pm Tuesday, November 19, 2019

LYLE — No arrests have been made in connection to a standoff in Lyle Tuesday night.

The incident, which occurred on Second Street in Lyle, started at around noon and wrapped up around 5 p.m. Tuesday night without anybody being taken into custody.

At around 4 p.m. Austin’s Special Incident Response Team also responded to the scene.

Members of Austin’s Special Incident and Response Team prepare after arriving on scene in Lyle for a standoff incident Tuesday. Eric Johnson/

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A representative of the Mower County Sheriffs office declined to comment further on the matter but said more information could be forthcoming in the near future.

The dismissal of students at Lyle Public School was temporarily delayed as a precautionary measure as law enforcement attempted to negotiate with the wanted individual a few blocks away, according to Mower County Chief Deputy Mark May.

The Lyle Public School Facebook page announced at about 4:24 p.m. that all students and staff had been dismissed.

“Thank you for your patience in this matter. We implemented a soft lockdown upon being informed of a police standoff only a few blocks away from the school,” the LPS Facebook page read.

Lyle Superintendent and Elementary Principal Bryan Boysen confirmed that students from Austin began busing home at around 4 p.m. and that parents for students in Lyle came to get their children.

No further information is available at this time. May did not release the name of the wanted individual.

The Lyle Police Department, Mower County Sheriffs Department, Austin Police Department and the Mitchell County Sheriffs Department responded to the incident.

The Austin Daily Herald will provide more information as it becomes available.