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Central College and a Northwest School district were on temporary lockdown


Two Iowa schools were on lockdown Monday in two separate incidents, one in Pella and another in Hospers.

Police in Pella say a standoff ended when a man shot himself. Nearby Central College is on winter break, but went into lockdown.

The standoff began after two men had an argument. One man shot at the other while chasing him through a neighborhood, but missed.

Police tracked the shooter near a water treatment plant.

After a 20 minute standoff, the man shot himself and died at the hospital.

In Northwest Iowa, a school district was in lockdown after a man threatened to shoot people in the community, then himself.

Police say the 22-year-old man made the threats on Facebook.

School officials at MOC Floyd Valley in Hospers went into temporary lockdown, which was lifted less than an hour later.

The sheriff's department has the man in custody.

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