Armed Man Ends Southeast Neb. Standoff

Posted 5 months ago

By Associated Press

standoff(AP) — An armed man has surrendered after a nearly three-hour standoff at a southeast Nebraska motel.

Officers responded to a call early Thursday morning from a Travelers Lodge motel in Beatrice.

A negotiating team made contact with the man as officers evacuated motel occupants. The man soon let a woman and child out of the motel room, and Police Chief Bruce Lang says another woman escaped from the room shortly thereafter. It’s unclear whether they were being held hostage. Lang says the women knew the man, Adam Wolken, of Beatrice.

Negotiators talked Wolken into coming out around 2:45 a.m. He was taken into custody without incident. No shots or injuries have been reported. A rifle and handgun were recovered.

It’s unclear whether Wolken has an attorney.


  • Progressive1

    Another wack job with a gun. Too bad the NRA gun nuts dont promote safety by discouraging psycos from getting guns.

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    • c69101

      commie boy knows all about “nuts”! Don`t you commie boy?

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      • Progressive1

        You are a nitwit and a troll

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        • c69101

          Commie in the USA=Nuts!

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  • rowdy1

    And how do you propose how to discourage them? Anyone can get a gun, whether legally or illegally. When I was thinking of getting a gun, I had it set up that if I didn’t get my license, I had someone willing to buy one for me. NRA had nothing to do with that. I really don’t want the government dictating who can buy a gun and who can’t. They never tell how many people own weapons and don’t commit crimes compared to an occasional wacko that, in cases like this or the school killings use them destructively. I would also like to know the statistics on how many of the peope that use them for destructive purposes, have them illegally.

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