Man killed in shootout with police in western Nebraska

Updated: Jun. 8, 2021 at 10:56 AM CDT
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SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) - Authorities said a man has died in a shootout with police in western Nebraska following an hourslong standoff at a Scottsbluff home.

Scottsbluff police said officers were called to the home around noon Monday for reports of a man with a gun threatening to harm himself or others. Police said officers were held at bay outside the home for nearly six hours as attempts to negotiate with the man failed. Police said when a team of officers entered the home, the man fired at them and they returned fire, fatally shooting the man. No officers were injured.

Police have not released the 47-year-old man’s name or the names of the officers involved.

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