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Two officers shot, schools locked down in Iowa robbery manhunt


MAYNARD, IOWA (KWWL) - Two officers have been shot and schools were put in lock down as law enforcement searches for suspects in a Maynard, Iowa bank robbery.

Jessica Lown with the Iowa Department of Public Safety confirmed Tuesday afternoon that two officers were shot during a manhunt related to a bank robbery in Maynard. One works for the Iowa State Patrol and the other works for the Sumner Police Department. Family members say that the injured Sumner officer was Police Chief Dennis Cain.

Jim Waterbury, spokesperson for Allen Hospital, confirms that a man involved in the manhunt was brought to Allen Hospital with an injury and will be going into surgery.

The New Hampton Community School District, Nashua-Plainfield Schools and Sumner-Fredericksburg were put on lock down because of the manhunt and the Tripoli Community School District took extra precautions. New Hampton is now dismissing students.

Law enforcement is combing the area between Frederika and New Hampton looking for two white males. They are considered armed and dangerous.

Highway 63 northbound is closed between 188 in Bremer County and 346 in Chickasaw County.  Law enforcement from Black Hawk, Butler, Bremer and Chickasaw Counties are aiding in the search along with crews from Readlyn, Tripoli and Fredericksburg.  Waterloo police confirm that they have sent their Bearcat armor plated vehicle along with a team of 4-6 officers.

The Bremer County Sheriff's Office asks all residents within five mile radius of Frederika to remove keys from all vehicles, lock all homes and buildings and remain indoors. Report any suspicious activity immediately to 911.

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