A large residential area near 140th and Burdette Street in Omaha is blocked off as law enforcement investigates a stand-off situation.
Douglas County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Tom Wheeler says, “About 10:30 we received a phone call from an individual who said he had been shot. He said his girlfriend was inside the residence and that she was being held hostage. Officers from the Omaha Police Department and Douglas County Sheriff responded. We sent up a perimeter and we have a hostage negotiator.”
Chief Deputy Wheeler is hoping for a peaceful resolution.
Residents in that neighborhood were told to stay inside their homes and in the basement if at all possible. They are not calling for an evacuation but may if the situation escalates.