BEATRICE (AP) — Authorities have identified an inmate who died in southeast Nebraska’s Gage County Detention Center as the suspect in a police standoff earlier in the week.
Deputy Gage County Attorney Amanda Spracklen-Hogan tells Beatrice radio station KWBE that 36-year-old Adam Wolken was found unresponsive in his jail cell just before 4 a.m. Saturday and could not be revived.
Wolken was arrested early Thursday following a standoff with police at a Beatrice motel. Police say Wolken held two women and a 20-month-old child hostage before surrendering.
The Nebraska State Patrol will investigate Wolken’s death.
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