Woodbury County deputy kills man accused of tire iron attack

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A Woodbury County sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man Wednesday night who had attacked him with a tire iron, authorities said.

Deputies were called to a mobile home park in Sergeant Bluff about 6 p.m. to check a report of a burglary, according to the Sioux City Journal. After deputies arrived, a witness pointed them to someone who was trying to enter a home.

When deputies approached the man, they said he threatened them with a tire iron. A deputy fired a stun gun at the man but it didn't stop him and he hit another deputy with the tire iron, the sheriff's office said.

The second deputy then shot the man. He was taken to a Sioux City hospital, where he died.

The deputy hit by the tire iron was treated at a hospital for his injuries and released.

Authorities didn't immediately name the dead man or the deputies. An autopsy on the dead man is planned at the State Medical Examiner's Office in Ankeny.

This article originally appeared on Des Moines Register: Iowa crime: Woodbury County deputy kills man accused of tire iron attack

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