Crime and Safety

The York man who threatened Lancaster County residents with a shotgun on New Year’s Eve is arrested and charged

Lancaster County, NE – A 67-year-old York man was arrested and is now facing charges for threatening Lancaster County residents with a shotgun on New Year’s Eve, local authorities confirmed.

According to the incident report, deputies with the Lancaster County Sherriff’s Office responded in the area of Wagon Train Lake following multiple reports of a man driving in a yard and running into trees with a shotgun.

At one point, the man fled the scene and headed home. However, on his way home he struck his truck in a public power guy-wire, causing the vehicle to start on fire.

Then he existed the vehicle and threatened the owner of the home with a shotgun.

When deputies arrived at the scene, they told the suspect to drop down the weapon, but he refused. Few moments later, one of the deputies fired a 40mm launcher to detain the man. A 40mm launcher is a shoulder fired less lethal weapon made from foam rubber.

The man was transported to Bryan Health and was arrested for terroristic threats and use of a weapon to commit a felony.

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