At around 2:30 p.m., the Buffalo County 9-1-1 Dispatch Center received a call from a woman who reported that a male acquaintance had sent her a text message and was threatening to harm himself.
Officers responded to the 1800 block of 4th Avenue and attempted to make contact with the subject, but the man refused to communicate with the initial officers and would not come out of the house.
The Buffalo County/Kearney Police Department ESU team was activated and hostage negotiators from that team were able to make contact with the man a short time later.
At 4:40 p.m. the hostage negotiators were finally able to talk the man into coming out of the house. He was then taken into custody without incident. No injuries were reported, although a nearby nursing home was locked down for a short time as a precautionary measure.
By Brent Wiethorn, KKPR, Kearney