Columbus man arrested after incident at Ag Park
COLUMBUS, Neb. -- The Platte County Sheriff's Office said along with being dispatched for a structure fire, they were also called for physical violence threats made at Ag Park employees.
Authorities were called about 12 p.m. for the situation.
Deputies said they were further advised that the subject had a machete, hay hook, and knife.
PCSO said when deputies arrived on scene and located the suspect, 37-year-old Tyler Behnken of Columbus, who matched the description.
Deputies said they tried to gain compliance, but they said he remained noncompliant with commands.
Officials said Behnken fled from deputies and a foot pursuit ensued before Behnken was reported to successfully be taken into custody.
PCSO said that during the arrest, TASERS were deployed to assist in a safe arrest.
Behnken was taken to the Platte County Detention Facility where he was housed on the charges of terroristic threats, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, possession of a weapon by a prohibited person, first-degree trespassing, obstructing an officer, and third-degree assault.
Authorities said he is currently being held with no bond, waiting for a bond review hearing before the courts.
PCSO said that during this incident, Columbus Rural Fire Department and Columbus Fire Department were actively fighting a fire on Agricultural Park property.
The investigation regarding the fire, including possible suspects, is currently being investigated by the Nebraska State Fire Marshal's Office.
The Columbus Police Department assisted the Sheriff's Office in the incident.
PCSO said they are continuing to investigate this incident.