Beatrice Stand-Off Ends in Arrest | Three Hostages Now Free

By: 1011 News
By: 1011 News

One man is in the custody of the Beatrice Police Department after a standoff that lasted about three hours. Police say it ended peacefully early Thursday morning.

Beatrice Police Chief Bruce Lang tells 10/11 News that Adam Wolken forced his way into a room at the Travelers Lodge where there were two women and a child inside.

A woman who fled from a standoff says Wolken pointed a gun at her.

According to a probable cause affidavit, the woman told police after Thursday morning's incident that she and Wolken lived together. She says he was upset about their relationship and threatened to shoot himself at their home Wednesday night. She says he also pointed a handgun at her while she was holding their 20-month-old son.

Police say Wolken was carrying two guns and held the three as hostages in the room.

Eventually, police were able to get one woman and the child freed. The second woman was allowed to leave after negotiations with Wolken.

Bruce said throughout the ordeal, Wolken made several threats to shoot the hostages or himself. They were able to negotiate a peaceful resolution and took Wolken into custody around 3 a.m. Thursday morning.

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