Update: Nebraska Inmate Found Dead Involved in Beatrice Standoff

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BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) UPDATE: 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 said that 36-year-old Adam Wolken was found unresponsive in his jail cell just before 4 a.m. Saturday and could not be revived. She did not say how he died.

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. State law requires a grand jury investigation any time a person died in state custody or during in the process of being detained.

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Authorities are investigating the death of an inmate in southeast Nebraska's Gage County Detention Center.

Police were summoned to the jail just before 4 a.m. Saturday.

Deputy Gage County Attorney Amanda Spracklen-Hogan has confirmed that a male inmate had died at the jail. She and other authorities are not releasing the man's name or details on how he might have died pending notification of his family.

Spracklen-Hogan says officials tried to revive the man, but couldn't.

The Nebraska State Patrol will investigate. State law requires a grand jury investigation any time a person died in state custody or during in the process of being detained.


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