Sheriff’s office identifies man found dead inside north Lincoln home after standoff

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Authorities named the man who was found dead Thursday after an hours-long standoff at a Lincoln home.

Chief Deputy Ben Houchin with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office on Friday identified the man as 49-year-old Jamie Mitchel.

The Lincoln Police Department’s SWAT team was called to a home near 27th and Holdrege Streets around midnight to serve a search warrant.

Mitchel, who had barricaded himself in the home, had made threats against the city and a nearby school on Wednesday.

Houchin said Mitchel had violated a protection order.

Authorities tried getting Mitchel to come out of the home, but he refused.

Around 4:50 a.m., officers heard a single gunshot inside, according to Houchin.

Officers then entered the home and found Mitchel with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

He was taken to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

The death is under investigation by the sheriff’s office, Houchin said.

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