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Fugitive arrested following brief standoff in northwest Lincoln

38-year-old Andrew Burnham was arrested following a brief standoff.
Published: Jun. 22, 2022 at 1:36 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 23, 2022 at 9:08 AM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - A man wanted on a weapons and drug related warrant was arrested Wednesday afternoon with the help of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Tactical Response Unit, Lincoln Police and U.S. Marshals.

Around noon, officers were tipped off that 37-year-old Andrew Burnham was at a mobile home just northwest of North 1st Street and Cornhusker Highway in Lincoln.

By 12:30 p.m., law enforcement were at 333 Alexander Road asking Burnham to come out of the mobile home. About 15 minutes later, he came out on his own and was arrested without incident.

According to LPD, on Friday June 17th the LPD Narcotics Unit and SWAT Team served a search warrant at a room at the Magnuson Hotel, off NW 12th and Commerce Way, which investigators said was Burnham’s known residence as part of an ongoing narcotics investigation. LPD said Burnham was not located at that time but officers located 14.2 grams of methamphetamine, $3,740 in US currency, 43.3 grams of marijuana and various narcotics paraphernalia. 

Inside the hotel room LPD said investigators also found a San Tactical AR-15 style rifle which was reported stolen in a burglary from Spring Lake, North Carolina in 2010. LPD said the rifle was found to have an overall length of less than 26 inches, which makes it a short rifle.

Officers continued to follow-up on this investigation and ultimately located Burnham on Wednesday. LPD said units stuck around for several hours after arresting Burnham on Wednesday to verify there was no one else inside.

Burnham is facing possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, possession of money while violating a drug law, possession of a firearm with a felony 1D drug violation, possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a short rifle.

Burnham’s name is not on the lease of the home, but he was staying there for an unspecified amount of time.

A heavy law enforcement presence just northwest of N 1st Street and Cornhusker Highway in...
A heavy law enforcement presence just northwest of N 1st Street and Cornhusker Highway in Lincoln Wednesday afternoon.(10/11 NOW)

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