Lincoln standoff suspect lied about having gun but did have 7 warrants, authorities say

UPDATE, 10:05 a.m. — A man is in custody following Wednesday morning’s standoff in Lincoln.

The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office says 37-year-old David Barrett claimed to have a gun, but deputies never found a weapon.

Holdrege Street was blocked for about 30 minutes, and people were asked to stay in their homes because deputies thought Barrett was armed.

Authorities say he does have seven different warrants in Gage County and was staying in a camper in the area he was caught.

UPDATE, 8:55 a.m. — The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office says this has been resolved and no injuries were reported.

We’re told deputies have someone in custody.

Officials are thanking residents and commuters for their patience.

They’re also thanking Lincoln Police and Lincoln Fire and Rescue for their assistance.


UPDATE, 8:45 a.m. — Our Channel 8 crew on scene says authorities are scaling down.

They’ve removed traffic cones and a road block on Holdrege Street has been removed.

Units are beginning to leave the scene.

No word on an arrest just yet.


LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office says a wanted suspect is barricaded and threatening violence Wednesday morning.

Deputies were first called to the area around North 58th and Holdrege Streets around 8:00 a.m.

Authorities say a Tactical Response Unit is on its way.

Road closures are also possible.

People are asked to avoid the area.

Stay with Channel 8 online and on air for updates on this developing story.

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