Update: 3 officers shot in Alliance pharmacy standoff

By:  Newsroom

Authorities in Alliance say a state trooper and 2 Alliance police officers were wounded after a botched robbery attempt.

The Nebraska State Patrol says the NSP SWAT team, along with additional NSP personnel and resources in conjunction with the Alliance Police Department and the Box Butte County Sheriff's Office are on the scene of a hostage situation at the Thiele Pharmacy in downtown Alliance.

NSP sways the incident began just before 9:00 a.m., Tuesday when an armed suspect walked into the pharmacy.  The situation continues with the suspect holding one hostage inside the pharmacy. The name of the hostage is not being released at this time.

The wounded trooper and police officers are being treated at Box Butte General Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The names of the officers injured are not being released at this time.

State patrol says a perimeter has been established and negotiations with the suspect are underway.  This remains an active situation and residents are urged to avoid the area.