Kearney man arrested following overnight standoff

Published: Jan. 20, 2020 at 5:50 AM CST
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Kearney Police arrested a 30-year-old man after he barricaded himself inside his garage.

Lieutenant Jason Koetters said police were called out to a disturbance at a home near 48th Street and 10th Avenue around 11:45 p.m. Sunday.

When police arrived on scene, the man, believed to be armed with a knife, had barricaded himself inside his garage.

While in the garage, police said the man, identified as Darrin Gable, stated that he was attempting to light gasoline on fire and that he was armed with a knife and would harm anyone that tried to approach him.

Lt. Koetters said there were other people inside the home at the time of the incident, but police were able to get them out safely.

KPD's emergency services unit was called out to the home where they were eventually able to get inside the garage. They located Gable who was armed with a hammer. He refused to comply with officers and was attempting to ignite papers that he had placed in the fuel fill port of a vehicle parked in the garage.

The E.S.U. team was able to apprehend Gable and extinguished the small fire that had started. Darrin Gable suffered an injury to his hand during the apprehension and was transported to the hospital for medical treatment.

He has since been released and has been transported to the Buffalo County Jail. He has been arrested for attempted first degree arson, obstructing a peace officer, and resisting arrest.

Officers were assisted by the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office, Kearney Volunteer Fire Department and C.H.I. Good Samaritan Ambulance service.

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