A three hour standoff this morning at the Econo-Lodge near 79th and Dodge Streets in Omaha ends peacefully. Lt. Darci Tierney says the Metro Fugitive Task Force tried to serve a felony warrant on a many staying in the hotel around 8 o’clock this morning.
“They tried to make contact with that person. He made some threatening statements so they backed out. Called the swat team in.”
Armed officers then surrounded the building and went room to room in some areas. Lt. Tierney says they took steps to keep others safe.
“We did evacuate some hotel guests that were in there for their safety and kind of cut people out of the potential line of fire.”
A negotiator was able to talk the man into surrendering around 11:15 this morning. No one was injured.