Emerson Elementary locks down as police arrest suspect in Kearney

Brandon Jacobs (Department of Corrections)

Emerson Elementary School in Kearney was locked down for a short time on Thursday as the Kearney Police Department detained a suspect in the area.

According to Kearney police, officers were called to a disturbance at 2620 Avenue E at 11:25 a.m. Reports say one subject was threatening to strike another person with a baseball bat.

After officers arrived, they discovered that a known fugitive was hiding in the locked garage of the residence and that he may be armed with a firearm.

After several minutes and with the assistance of the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office K-9, the suspect was taken into custody without incident.

Due to the proximity of Emerson Elementary School, the school staff was advised of the situation so they could implement any safety precautions they deemed necessary. Within minutes of the notification the suspect was taken into custody.

Brandon J. Jacobs, 35, of Kearney was arrested for Failure to Appear Possession of a Controlled Substance, Failure to Appear 3rd Degree Assault and 2nd Degree Trespassing, and Failure to Pay Child Support.

No injuries or property damage was reported during this incident. No firearm was found at the residence.

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