KIMBALL - Police have issued an arrest warrant for Nicholas King of Kimball and ended a nearly 12 hour standoff that began Thursday morning.

In a statement, Kimball Police said law enforcement had determined it was in the best interest of the public and of immediate residents, some of which had been evacuated from their homes, that police stand down. They added that they will continue to make attempts to contact King.

Kimball County Sheriff Dave Hottell says law enforcement negotiators were in contact throughout the day with King, accused of domestic assault and making terroristic threats then barricading himself inside his home shortly before 11 a.m. Thursday morning.

Kimball school officials announced the high school and junior high campuses would remain closed over lunch and students were be required to stay at the school. Extra precautions were also in place at district facilities until the situation was brought under control. 

Hottell notified the school Thursday afternoon there was no threat to students and they could be dismissed at the regular time. 

15-20 law enforcement vehicles from the Kimball Police Department, Kimball County Sheriff's office, Nebraska State Patrol and a K-9 unit responded to the scene. Nebraska State Patrol lead the negotiations while other agencies surrounded the home at 311 S. Cedar Street in hopes of a peaceful resolution.

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