The Buena Vista County Comm Center about 6:30 Tuesday evening received a disturbance call at 102 Sparta Street in Marathon.
Sheriff Kory Elston says within minutes, a deputy was at the residence, and saw a man outside with a shotgun. The man was taken into custody without incident.
Elston says it was discovered the man was suffering from a mental disorder… and was taken to Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake for an evaluation. It was determined no shots were fired… and the shotgun was seized from the scene. The sheriff’s office was assisted at the scene by the Sioux Rapids and Laurens police departments.