NP Man Arrested After Making Threats with Rifle

Posted 12 months ago

By Scott Carlson

Cortney Hansen

Cortney Hansen

A North Platte man has been charged with multiple felonies after making threats with a rifle.

North Platte Police responded to the report of a disturbance at a local residence.

Police say that at around midnight on April 19th, Cortney Hansen, 33, went to his ex-girlfriend’s house in North Platte where she and her children were sleeping. Hansen had reportedly been drinking and brought a large caliber rifle with him to the home.  He remained at the home and began making suicidal threats, as well as threatening others with the rifle.

Hansen was taken into custody around 10:00 a.m., by police.

He was then evaluated by medical staff for an unknown medical condition and was later hospitalized.

The Lincoln County Attorney’s office obtained a warrant for Hansen’s arrest and he was jailed on charges of Making Terroristic Threats, Use of a Weapon to Commit a Felony and Felony Child Abuse.