Nebraska man with dynamite held two women hostage, authorities say
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A man held two women hostage Thursday while he was armed with a partial stick of dynamite, authorities say.
Shortly after 2 p.m., Norfolk dispatchers were notified that a man was holding two women hostage in a car, according to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office.
The caller, who was communicating with one of the hostages, told authorities that the man was threatening to detonate a partial stick of dynamite.
Eventually, a deputy was able to stop the vehicle near 13th Street and Maple Avenue, and a man was taken into custody.
Deputies then searched the vehicle and found an explosive device, which was later destroyed by the Nebraska State Patrol’s bomb unit.
After the investigation, deputies arrested 37-year-old Kelly Red Tomahawk of Battle Creek on suspicion of terroristic threats and false imprisonment.
He was lodged in the Madison County Jail.
As a precaution, several residents near 13th and Maple Streets were asked to evacuate during the investigation, the sheriff’s office says.