Police called to incident in Chelsea

Officers from five area agencies responded to an incident on Irish Street in Chelsea on April 14. Streets were blocked for over an hour until the scene became clear. -- Allison Graham/News Chronicle

Law enforcement officers from five agencies responded to a 911 call in Chelsea Wednesday evening. Officers arrived around 5:30 p.m. at 208 Irish St. in Chelsea, the scene of a recent shooting incident that has since led to an attempted murder charge and a felony drug charge.

Tama County Sheriff Dennis Kucera said an individual in the upper floor of the house at 208 Irish St. called to report a male individual was in the lower floor of the home and appeared agitated. The reporting party thought the man in the lower floor had a gun and requested assistance from law enforcement.

According to Kucera, when officers arrived, the individual who placed the 911 call remained in the upper floor of the house with a female individual while the male in the lower floor went outside to speak with officers.

The male suspect was cooperative with officers, although it is unclear if any arrests have been made.

Kucera said there were no shots fired, no injuries reported and no present threat to the community. A man arrested from the March 5 shooting incident, Michael Anthony Earp, has remained in custody since his initial arrest on March 11.

Law enforcement officers had weapons drawn while responding to a call at 208 Irish Street in Chelsea Wednesday evening. Tama County Sheriff Dennis Kucera reported no shots were fired, no injuries were sustained and there was no present danger to the community. -- Photos provided

Agencies responding to the call included the Tama County Sheriff’s Office, Tama Police Department, Toledo Police Department, Belle Plaine Police Department and the Iowa State Patrol.

This is a developing story and further details may be released at a later time.