Man Arrested After Standoff Tuesday With LPD
Jeffrey Howard (Courtesy of Lincoln Police)

LINCOLN–(KFOR Jan. 11)–A 34 year old Lincoln man is in jail for terroristic threats and false imprisonment for holding two children inside a house for about 5 hours on Tuesday in the 900 block of Washington Street.

Lincoln Police Sgt. Chris Vollmer on Wednesday said officers were called just after 4pm Tuesday about a threats complaint over a parking space, where the victim reported she was threatened by a man, later identified as Jeffrey Howard, who apparently said he had a gun.  Howard was seen by officers on a second-level balcony before he went back inside.

A 10-year-old and 6-year-old were inside the apartment. SWAT negotiated with Howard until he surrendered around 8:30pm.  The kids belonged to an acquaintance of Howard and were returned to their mother.

No gun was found by officers and no one was hurt.