Posted by: KLKN Newsroom
More details are emerging from an overnight standoff that ended peacefully at a Beatrice motel.
A woman who fled from the standoff says the suspect pointed a gun at her. According to a probable cause affidavit, the woman told police after Thursday morning's incident that she and the man lived together. She says he was upset about their relationship and threatened to shoot himself at their home Wednesday night. She says he also pointed a handgun at her while she was holding their 20-month-old son.
Beatrice Police arrested 26-year-old man Adam Wolken, of Beatrice, after he surrendered to police after a nearly three-hour standoff inside the Traveler's Lodge motel.
Police Chief Bruce Lang says Wolken kicked in the motel room door at around midnight. Lang says Wolken was armed with a rifle and a handgun. He says Wolken's ex-girlfriend, their son, and a female friend were staying in the room.
A negotiating team made contact with Wolken as motel guests were evacuated. During negotiations, the friend and the child were able to leave. Lang says a little later while police were talking to Wolken on the phone, the ex-girlfriend escaped from the room.
Lang says Wolken surrendered peacefully to police at around 2:45 a.m. No shots or injuries have been reported. A rifle and handgun were recovered.