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Suspect surrenders following 5-hour standoff in North Platte

Posted at 12:33 PM, Jun 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-27 13:33:24-04

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KMTV) — One person was arrested Saturday morning following a standoff that lasted several hours in North Platte.

At approximately 5:40 a.m. Saturday, North Platte PD requested assistance from NSP SWAT with a suspect who was barricaded inside of a home.

According to the Nebraska State Patrol, the suspect had reportedly fired multiple gunshots while law enforcement officers were on scene. The initial contact happened at around 4:10 a.m.

After nearly five hours, the suspect, Wesley Hawkins, 51, of North Platte, surrendered without incident around 9:30 a.m.

The North Platte Police Department continues to investigate.