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North Liberty man accused of threatening to shoot police, others

NORTH LIBERTY — A North Liberty man is accused of threatening to shoot police and others on Thursday.

Police said Alan D. Rieken, 54, got into an argument with his children inside his home at 72 Jaro Way at 6:06 p.m.

Police said a woman intervened, attempting to calm the situation, and Rieken shoved her to the floor.

Rieken is accused of pulling a handgun and saying, “I’m going to shoot some cops and then you.”

When police arrived, Rieken tried to walk away but was taken into custody. Officers found a 9 mm handgun in his waistband, according to criminal complaints.

Rieken faces charges of intimidation with a dangerous weapon, a Class C felony; interference with official acts with a dangerous weapon, a Class D felony; four counts of child endangerment, an aggravated misdemeanor; first-degree harassment, an aggravated misdemeanor; and domestic assault, a simple misdemeanor.

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