Wyoming man shot during Neb. standoff pleads not guilty

By: AP
By: AP

Gering, NE (AP) - A 29-year-old Wyoming man has pleaded not guilty to several felony charges related to a nearly three-hour standoff that ended after an officer shot the man.
Matthew Schwab pleaded not guilty to three charges of terroristic threats at his arraignment on Friday.

Authorities say Schwab was shot twice by a Scottsbluff officer around 10:30 p.m. on Jan. 21 after holding officers at bay. Authorities say he refused to drop a handgun before officers fired.

Schwab never fired his weapon, but court documents say he put officers at risk during the standoff.

Schwab remains free on his own recognizance while the case moves forward. A pretrial hearing in the case is scheduled for June 26.

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