Seward County Deputies locked in standoff in Utica Wednesday night
UTICA, Neb. -- Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol SWAT Team, with assistance from the Seward County Sheriff’s Office, have safely resolved a standoff in Utica, according to the Nebraska State Patrol.
Seward County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call of a domestic dispute in which a woman, 22-year-old Nicole Nisly, had struck her mother in the head with a frying pan at a residence in Utica Wednesday, Jan. 31. At approximately 1:40 p.m. a deputy arrived at the scene with Nisly located in her bedroom with her minor child.
After contacting Nisly, deputies entered the bedroom to take Nisly into custody when Nisly assaulted one of the deputies with a knife, striking the deputy in the arm. The deputy was medically treated on the scene for minor injuries.
Nisly then barricaded herself inside the residence with her child threatening to harm herself and the child. Troopers, including the NSP Crisis Negotiators, responded to Utica for a potential hostage situation to assist, along with the NSP SWAT Team.
After multiple hours of negotiation, the woman allowed the child to leave the home and the child was safely taken into protective custody, but the woman again barricaded herself in a room inside the residence.
At approximately 8:30 p.m., the NSP SWAT team made entry into the room and successfully took the subject into custody. There were no injuries to the woman or the child during this incident. Nisly, of Utica was lodged in the Seward County Detention Center pending further charges.