Law enforcement responded to a report of a possible armed person making threats inside of a residence Friday night.

At about 7:35 p.m. Mason City Police were dispatched to the 800 block of Sixth Street Southeast on a report of a disturbance.  

There, they found a person inside the residence making threats and thought to be armed with a gun, according to an MCPD press release.

Officers stood by the residence and attempted to make contact with the person for a little less than an hour, police said.

“A code red was sent to the surrounding neighbors to alert them of the situation,” the release said. At about 8:27 p.m., the person did come out of the residence without incident.

The incident remains under investigation and no charges have been filed at this time.

This was the second “standoff” situation in two days. Mason City Police were dispatched at about 6 p.m. Thursday to City Center Apartments at 5 North Federal Avenue in Mason City for a report of a disturbance.

Officers arrived and were met by a female who sustained minor injuries in an altercation.

Mark Edward Torres, 44, of Mason City, remained in the apartment and refused to exit, according to police. Torres told police he was armed with a gun and threatened to use the firearm.

At 9:03 p.m., police say Torres finally exited the apartment and was taken into custody.

He was taken to the hospital for evaluation. The investigation is still open and charges are pending.

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