Authorities in Standoff With Man Near Hoskins

HOSKINS, NE – Authorities, led by the Nebraska State Patrol, are in a standoff situation near Hoskins.

The State Patrol has a large perimeter of 853rd Road sectioned off and are not allowing media or the public near the scene. NCN was stopped at 853rd and 558th Avenue, about 8.5 miles northwest of Hoskins, and was told the State Patrol could not comment on details because it was an active situation.

Police scanner traffic and media reports indicate the suspect is a man who is armed with at least one gun and is holed up in a house. The State Patrol deployed a helicopter to assist at the scene. Authorities began responding to the situation around 9:00 PM on Wednesday night.

This is an ongoing story. Stay tuned to News Channel Nebraska for the latest details.

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