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A Lincoln man involved in the standoff threatened a family who wanted him to move out, police said.

LINCOLN, Nebraska (Nebraska). Police released more details about what led to a man barricading himself in a southeast Lincoln home and threatening officers on Monday afternoon.

Police said Steven Schiffermiller, 36, refused to leave a relative’s home north of 36th and Van Dorn streets. Family members told police that he threatened to use weapons and explosive devices. Police said Schiffermiller also made several 911 calls threatening to harm family members and law enforcement.

The Lincoln Police SWAT team arrived at the house, but Schiffermiller barricaded himself inside and threatened to harm the officers if they entered.

The officers used an armored personnel carrier to break down the front door of the house.

About three hours later, Schiffermiller left the house and was arrested for terrorist threats and a valid arrest warrant. No explosive devices or weapons were found.

During the standoff, police alerted the administration of Lincoln Southeast High School, prompting them to initiate their “standard security response protocol” for approximately 30 minutes. “Secure” protocol means the school keeps everyone in the building and entrances are locked and monitored. Teaching and learning continued as usual.

Schiffermiller was involved in a similar situation with the Lincoln Police in the same house in January 2021.

Several law enforcement officers, including a Lincoln Police SWAT team, surrounded the house near 36th Street and Van Dorn Street in an attempt to contact the “wanted criminal”.

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