(UPDATED) Lincoln Police Surround Hotel in Standoff

Posted 3 months ago

By Associated Press

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UPDATE 4/9/14 4:00 p.m.

(AP) — Authorities say a standoff with a Lincoln man at a hotel has ended with his arrest.

Deputies with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office say 33-year-old Jeremiah Joseph Burkhart was arrested Thursday afternoon at a Quality Inn near the airport. The standoff lasted about five hours.

Burkhart barricaded himself in one of the rooms in an attempt to avoid an arrest warrant.

Authorities communicated with Burkhart through the door of the room, over the phone and by text message before the arrest. Burkhart told officials at one point that he was armed. At least one hotel floor was evacuated, and a nearby street was shut down.

Burkhart had a warrant out for his arrest for allegedly using a financial device illegally.

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(AP) — Authorities say they have surrounded a Lincoln hotel because a man has barricaded himself in one of the rooms.

Deputies with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office say the standoff Thursday with 33-year-old Jeremiah Joseph Burkhart is happening at a Quality Inn near the airport. The standoff has been going on for about two hours.

Authorities have communicated with Burkhart through the door of the room, over the phone and by text message. Burkhart has told officials he is armed. At least one floor of the hotel has been evacuated, and a nearby street has been shut down.

The newspaper reports Burkhart has a warrant out for his arrest for allegedly using a financial device illegally.