Lincoln man arrested after SWAT called to hostage situation

Timony Sheridan
Timony Sheridan(Lincoln Police Department)
Published: Jan. 4, 2021 at 10:14 AM CST
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - A Lincoln man is facing charges after being released from a local hospital, following an incident last week where LPD’s SWAT team was called in to help in his arrest.

LPD said 40-year-old Timothy Sheridan is facing terroristic threats charges, use of a weapon to commit a felony charges, first-degree false imprisonment charges, and assault charges.

Sheridan was released from the hospital on Thursday, then cited and lodged for the incident, according to police.

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LPD officers were called to an apartment near 40th and St. Paul Avenue around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday evening by a victim who said Sheridan threatened to burn down the apartment complex and shoot his wife if he wasn’t let into an apartment.

The LPD SWAT team came and surrounded the apartment, eventually serving a search warrant at the apartment.

After negotiating, officers were able to get the suspect partially out of the apartment, however, officers said Sheridan refused to put his hands up or lift his shirt so officers could check for a gun. Police also said Sheridan kept screaming for the police to kill him.

Eventually, LPD said Sheridan turned to go back inside the apartment, that’s when officers deployed a less-lethal round and a police service dog.

LPD said the less-lethal round struck Sheridan in the left leg and the K9 bit him on the right hand. Officers were then able to take him into custody around 2:30 a.m.

Sheridan was taken to the hospital where he was treated for two broken bones in his hand and a minor welt on his left leg. The victim inside the apartment was uninjured and able to escape with assistance from the police.

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