Five Hour Hotel Standoff Ends in Arrest of Lincoln Man


Afive hour hotel standoff has ended with the arrest of a Lincoln man.

Deputieswith the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office reported 33-year-old Jeremiah JosephBurkhart was arrested Thursday afternoon at a Quality Inn near the airport. Theysaid Burkhart barricaded himself in one of the rooms in an attempt to avoid anarrest warrant.

Policetalked with Burkhart through the door of the room, over the phone and by textmessage before making the arrest. At one point Burkhart told officials he wasarmed.

Atleast one hotel floor was evacuated, and a nearby street was shut down duringthe standoff.

Burkharthad a warrant out for his arrest for allegedly using a financial deviceillegally.