A man involved in a three-hour standoff with police is now in custody, while doctors evaluate his mental health.
Authorities were called the man’s home on East Broadway about eight this morning.
Lincoln Police Chief Bill Bragg says the suspect made threatening statements to a relative and family members notified police.
When police got in touch with the man, they took his threats seriously and prepared to evacuate the neighborhood, while negotiators tried to calm the man down.
Chief Flagg says just as police were about to ask neighbors to leave the area, the man surrendered.
Authorities recovered at least two rifles from his home.
Police are not releasing the man’s name yet.
Based on the results of the mental health evaluation, he could be charged with terrorizing and creating a police standoff.