Man with knife surrendered without incident after 6-hour standoff, Omaha police say



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OMAHA, Nebraska — Authorities say an armed man has surrendered peacefully after a six-hour standoff with Omaha police.

Officers were sent to a home in the Florence neighborhood around 3:30 p.m. Monday to check a report that someone was being held hostage. The officers found only the man, who was armed with a knife. Several times he threatened to harm himself, but he gave up without incident or apparent injury.

The Omaha World-Herald says (http://bit.ly/1RzAizp ) the man was taken to a hospital for mental health evaluation.


Information from: Omaha World-Herald, http://www.omaha.com

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