ALLIANCE - The Alliance Police Department responded to a significant dispute between two neighbors at a residence at 518 W. 2nd St. that resulted in one man barricading himself in an old tire shop at approximately 7:22 p.m. Friday. 

Officers were dispatched to a disturbance call involving Dylan Kaiser and one of his neighbors. The initial reports indicated a physical altercation between the individuals, with witnesses stating that Dylan Kaiser was involved in pushing and hitting the neighbor.

Upon arrival, officers attempted to take Dylan Kaiser into custody. However, Kaiser fled the scene on foot and barricaded himself inside the nearby Old Kaiser Tire Shop at 604 W 2nd St.

Chief David Leavitt says Kaiser was possibly armed with a firearm and made several alarming threats, including threats to kill neighbors, burn down the building, and commit suicide.

According to Leavitt, the situation quickly escalated, and additional units were summoned from the Nebraska State Patrol, Box Butte County Sheriff’s Office and the WING Task Force.

With the assistance of NSP negotiators, officers were able to de-escalate the situation through direct communication with Kaiser over a two-hour period. After extended dialogue, Kaiser agreed to surrender peacefully.

"I would like to commend all officers involved in handling this response," Leavitt said. "This was a highly volatile situation, and I am proud of our officers' professionalism and ability to de-escalate the situation through effective communication."

Kaiser was taken into custody without incident at approximately 9:04 p.m. He was transported to Box Butte County Hospital for evaluation and is facing pending Terroristic Threats and Resisting Arrest charges.