NP Man Arrested After Making Threats with Rifle

Posted 2 years 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. ┬áHe 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.