A standoff between police and a man wanted on a parole violation ended without anyone injured Wednesday morning after a SWAT team fired tear gas into a home near 56th and Sprague Streets.
Authorities began using the tear gas shortly after 10:30 a.m., flushing out an unnamed man and then later Fred Patterson, who was wanted on the parole violation. Police said he was also wanted on a Sarpy County warrant.
The standoff began about 6:20 a.m. when a SWAT team and the fugitive task force tried to serve the felony warrant.
Negotiations between police and Patterson failed, so police used the tear gas.
Police sent in the tear gas grenades in three waves, six in a first round and then five next. After the second round, the unnamed man came out. The third round of five more tear gas cans brought out Patterson,
The mother of the unnamed man may have been outside the house.
The parole-violation arrest warrant was issued in regards to a robbery.
Police were unsure whether Patterson would face any charges from the holdout.
Police said the unnamed man was being questioned.
Police had blocked all streets within a block radius of the home.
— Chris Peters