NU Police Standoff Charges 13 Jun 12

A New Ulm man was charged with felony domestic assault as well as obstructing the legal process in Brown County Court this week following a standoff with police at his home on North Broadway last month. Authorities had closed off a section of 5th North Street in New Ulm the night of May 2nd after 39-year-old Daniel D. Vanderlouw refused to leave the home. The standoff ended after about an hour and a half when police breached the front door with a battering ram and took Vanderlouw into custody after he violently resisted. He was taken to the New Ulm Medical Center for treatment after it was determined to be a mental health issue. Vanderlouw had apparently stopped taking his prescribed medication at the time, and was held at the hospital for 72 hours. The criminal charges against him were filed on Monday.