A neighborhood in Papillion was shut down near 84th and Schram Road Wednesday while authorities tried to talk a distraught, armed man out of a house. Police Lt. Chris Whitted says officers asked all those who lived nearby to stay inside their home while they assessed the situation.
“We want them just to stay inside with their doors locked. Their windows shut and just stay out of sight.”
Lt. Whitted says keeping neighbors safe is a major priority.
“That is standard protocol when you get to this point in this kind of situation.”
Lt. Whitted says a man in his 20’s suffering from a psychological problem. His mother was in the home and officers were able to pull her though a bedroom window to safety. The swat team was also called in to assist while they tried to get the man to surrender.
“This swat team is trained for this type of procedure. They have the equipment necessary and obviously we want to bring this to a safe resolution.”
The standoff lasted four hours and finally the man surrendered. He was taken to a hospital for a mental evaluation.