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Standoff with domestic disturbance suspect ends

Posted at 6:06 PM, Dec 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-07 19:06:48-05

Omaha Police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance that turned into a brief standoff, but it ended when the suspect surrendered, officials said.

Sgt. Scott Timperley said officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance sent via text message around 10:30 a.m. from a home on 129th Street, near Ames Avenue.

“Officers made entry into the house by force, had to kick in the door. We were able to get the victim and a child out of the house and at that time the only person left in the house was the suspect,” said Timperley.

He said an officer was able to get the suspect on the phone and convince him to peacefully surrender.

Authorities later identified the suspect as 34-year-old Anthony Valentine, and released the charges to be filed against him: two counts of felony domestic violence assault, false imprisonment, use of a weapon to commit a felony, child abuse and obstructing a peace officer.

Timperley confirmed this incident was not related to the homicide investigation that left a woman and 2-year-old child dead, along with three others injured.