Attempted murder charges filed in overnight incident

The Decorah Police Department was notified April 17 at 1:19 a.m., of an assault at a residence in Decorah that had resulted in significant injury to the victim. The victim was able to advise law enforcement that the suspect was still act the home, with access to firearms within the residence.

A perimeter was established and the city and county combined negotiation team along with an ISP negotiator made attempts to contact the subject in the residence, through multiple means, to no avail. Subsequently, additional tactical methods were utilized to assist in establishing contact with the subject in the house. After some time, contact was established and the subject was placed under arrest without further incident.

This scene was contained, and authorities report there are no ongoing public safety concerns related to this incident.

Daniel John Hammel, 27, of Decorah was arrested on the scene. He was charged with attempted murder, a Class B Felony. A Class B Felony in Iowa is punishable by up to 26 years in prison.

This case remains under investigation. Anyone with additional information on this incident should contact the Decorah Police Department at 563-382-3667.

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