Back behind bars: Lincoln man arrested after second standoff with police

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A man was arrested Monday afternoon after an hours-long standoff at a Lincoln home.

Assistant Police Chief Jason Stille said police were called to a home near 36th and Van Dorn Streets as part of an investigation into terroristic threats and the misuse of 911.

“The male suspect, 36 years of age, came out and then ran back inside and barricaded himself,” Stille said. “We’ve been out here for a few hours.”

The Lincoln Police SWAT team was then called in to help at the home, according to Stille.

About three hours and one torn-down door later, Stille said Steven Shiffermiller came outside and was taken into custody.

He was arrested on suspicion of terroristic threats and an outstanding warrant.

This is the second time Shiffermiller has been involved in a standoff.

He was arrested in January 2021 after a standoff at the same house with police.

He was sentenced to prison and released on parole in October.

Police are still investigating Shiffermiller’s alleged misuse of 911, which Stille said included threats to law enforcement.

“When you’re patient on these things, everyone is safe, and that’s ultimately what we want out of this,” Stille said. 

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