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Union man accused of shooting at father arrested after six-hour standoff

August 28, 2018

Authorities used gas and a bomb robot to try to force a man from his Union, Nebraska, home after he allegedly shot at his father and law enforcement Monday.

The Nebraska State Patrol says the 39-year-old man fired at his dad before 10:15 a.m. The father was not struck and was able to flee safely.

State Patrol troopers arrived and attempted to speak to the son inside the home. The son shot at troopers and SWAT team members, but no one was hurt, according to the Patrol.

About 4:15 p.m., officials sent a bomb robot into the home. Before the man disabled the robot, authorities saw through the robot’s camera that the man was holding a rifle, the State Patrol said.

Law enforcement also used gas to try to get the man to exit. Just before 4:40 p.m., the man left the home, and authorities took him into custody.

The man was taken to Bellevue Medical Center and will be booked into Cass County Jail on suspicion of second-degree assault and use of a weapon to commit a felony.

The Cass and Lancaster County Sheriff’s Offices assisted in the operation.

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