A 39-year-old Union man has been arrested on a charge of second degree assault after a stand-off with law enforcement in Union which lasted several hours.
Several shots were fired. No injuries were reported.
The Nebraska State Patrol reports James McClane also faces a charge of using a weapon to commit a felony. Other charges could be added.
McClane has been taken to Bellevue Medical Center for evaluation. He will be jailed in Cass County upon release.
According to NSP, Cass County authorities called for NSP assistance after a domestic disturbance broke out between a father and son. The son, James McClane, reportedly fired shots. The father escaped unharmed.
NSP SWAT arrived as did NSP Crisis Negotiators. They attempted to contact McClane, who barracked himself in the residence. NSP reports McClane fired shots at law enforcement but didn’t hit anyone.
A bomb robot was sent inside the house late in the afternoon, but McClane disabled it. Officers did get a glimpse of McClane armed with a rifle before he destroyed the robot, prompting them to shoot multiple rounds of gas into the home, attempting to force him out.
McClane finally left the house and was taken into custody at 4:40pm Monday.
The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office also helped during the stand-off.