Man enters home, threatens to kill occupants with shotgun

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — After a short standoff early Monday morning, Lincoln Police arrested 52-year-old Phillip Salmela for two counts of terroristic threats.

It all began around one o’clock, officers were called to the 3500 block of N. 73rd St. on a report of a man threatening people with a shotgun. The victim was identified as a 52-year-old woman, who claimed Salmela had come into her home and was upset that she had company over. The suspect proceeded to point a shotgun at the individuals, threatening to kill the them. The victim said she was able to call police while her guest fled the home.

Officers said they could hear yelling from inside the house when they arrived on scene. they were able to get the victim out safely and began to negotiate with Salmela, still inside with a shotgun. After about 15 minutes, they coaxed Salmela out to the home, peacefully and unarmed. He was taken into custody and arrested for two counts of terroristic threats and use of a weapon to commit a felony.

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