Police dog bit man after hours-long standoff at Columbus home

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A man who was trespassing inside a Columbus home was arrested Wednesday after an hours-long standoff, police say.

Around 1:10 a.m., officers were sent to a home near 21st Avenue and 14th Street on a report of a man who was trespassing.

The 35-year-old man was heard “yelling and screaming” inside the home, according to police.

Police said officers tried telling the man, who was recently arrested in an assault, to come out of the home.

He refused to leave, so officers got a search warrant and evacuated the neighboring homes, police said.

Around 4:30 a.m., officers told the man they had a search warrant and had a police service dog to help with the arrest.

Police said officers warned the trespasser three more times before they eventually entered the home and took him into custody.

He was taken to a local hospital to be treated for minor injuries from a dog bite, according to police.

Once he was medically cleared, the man was arrested on suspicion of disturbing the peace, first-degree criminal trespass and obstruction of a police animal.

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