Armed man ends southeast Nebraska standoff

By: AP
By: AP

Beatrice, NE (AP) - An armed man has surrendered after a nearly three-hour standoff at a southeast Nebraska motel.

Beatrice station KWBE says (http://bit.ly/1brsRX0 ) officers responded to a call early Thursday morning from a Travelers Lodge motel in Beatrice.

A negotiating team made contact with the man as officers evacuated motel occupants. The man soon let a woman and child out of the motel room, and Police Chief Bruce Lang says another woman escaped from the room shortly thereafter. It's unclear whether they were being held hostage. Lang says the women knew the man, Adam Wolken, of Beatrice.

Negotiators talked Wolken into coming out around 2:45 a.m. He was taken into custody without incident. No shots or injuries have been reported. A rifle and handgun were recovered.

It's unclear whether Wolken has an attorney.

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Information from: KWBE-AM.

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