An Elkhorn man in his early 20s was in custody Monday following an hours-long standoff with authorities.
The emergency services unit — which performs the duties of a SWAT team — arrived at 3322 S. 219th St. about 3 a.m. Monday after family members reported a man, who hasn’t been identified but lives at the home, was being combative, said Capt. Steve Glandt with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.
Patrol officers first received information about a disturbance at the house around 10 p.m. Sunday, but it wasn’t until 2 a.m. that the emergency services unit was called. The family left the house, and the man barricaded himself inside, Glandt said.
After brief and abrupt contact by phone with the man around 6 a.m., officers decided to enter the home.
“We knew he had access to a gun, if not more,” Glandt said. “We were concerned for his safety, as well as the neighbors in the area.”
The man, whom Glandt described as about 23, was forced out of the home by gas at about 10 a.m. He was cooperative and didn’t have weapons on him, Glandt said.
He wasn’t injured but was taken to a hospital and placed in emergency protective custody.