One in custody after standoff in South Lincoln

The standoff happened at 8825 South 78th Street.

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — One man is in custody after barricading in his home during a stand-off with local law enforcement on Thursday.

According to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, 43-year-old Travis Swiggart was the man taken into custody.

Law enforcement said a task force was sent to the home at 8825 South 78th Street at approximately 3:30 p.m. Swiggart had a warrant for a misdemeanor of flight to avoid.

Officials said Swiggart’s mother, the owner of the home, got out of the home.

After this, law enforcement began negotiations. Swiggart’s 15-year-old son was inside the home. Capt. Ben Houchin said the son was in no danger and was allowed to leave.  After the son exited the house, officials negotiated for several hours.

Law enforcement deployed tear gas into the home before entering and taking Swiggart into custody. No one was injured in the standoff.

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