Man in custody after standoff in Lincoln, authorities say

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – UPDATE: A man has been taken into custody after a two-hour-long standoff with law enforcement in Lincoln, authorities say.

Law enforcement found 24-year-old Jesse Salamanca hunkered down in a locked room, said Chief Lancaster County Sheriff’s Deputy Ben Houchin.

Salamanca was taken into custody in relation to a shooting in the county last weekend, per Houchin.

The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office gathered enough information to obtain an arrest warrant for Salamanca, determining that he was at a house near 13th and D Streets.

Houchin said the Fugitive Task Force surrounded the residence and confirmed Salamanca’s presence in the home. Using drones, a K-9 officer, and other techniques, the sheriff’s office tactical unit went inside the home and located Salamanca, placing him under arrest without incident.

Salamanca had meth on him at the time of the arrest, Lincoln Police say.

LSO will search the home to see if they can locate evidence from the shooting.

Houchin said the home is a place Salamanca stayed often but would not call it his “permanent residence.”

Salamanca was arrested on suspicion of unlawful discharge of a weapon into an occupied dwelling, possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person and intent to commit a felony with a firearm.


Officers are helping U.S. Marshals with a “tactical situation” near 13th and D Streets, Lincoln Police say.

Police ask that drivers use an alternate route and avoid the area.

A Channel 8 reporter at the scene said law enforcement repeatedly shouted, “Please come out with your hands up!”

This is a developing story.  Stick with Channel 8 for any updates. 

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