Parking spot dispute leads to three-hour standoff with Lincoln Police

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – An argument over a parking spot led to a three-hour standoff at a Lincoln apartment on Tuesday, police say.

Officers were sent to the area near Ninth and Washington Streets after a caller reported being threatened by a gun over a parking spot around 4:10 p.m.

When officers arrived, they saw 34-year-old Jeffrey Howard on the second-floor balcony of an apartment, police say.

He went back inside the apartment after officers confronted him, according to police.

Police later learned that two children of a friend were inside the apartment at the time.

Officers communicated with Howard for over three hours, until he came out of the apartment around 8:30 p.m., police say.

Howard was arrested on suspicion of false imprisonment, terroristic threats and resisting arrest.

Police say the children were returned to their mother.

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