Tactical response teams aids in arrest of two in Grand Island

A Grand Island tactical or SWAT team was called in to arrest Hughes and Morales in connection with an investigation for terroristic threats. (SOURCE: Hall Co. Jail.)
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - A threatening incident just after midnight Wednesday ended up with the Grand Island tactical response team involved and arrests made.

A woman reported to Grand Island police that she had been threatened by a group of people, including one with a gun, at her home on South Greenwich Street.

The woman's knowledge of some of the people led police to check a home in the 1300 block of South Lincoln Street. When asked to come outside, police determined that some people stayed in the apartment. They then acquired a search warrant to enter the home with the assistance of the tactical team.

Two people were in the apartment. Police also found multiple guns in the home, as well as three children.

Arrested were Miguel Morales, 19, and Vantasia Hughes, 25, both of Grand Island.

Morales was arrested for terroristic threats in connection to the earlier incident with the gun. Hughes was arrested as an accessory to that felony and for child abuse without injury. The child abuse charged involved police suspecting the children had been left unattended earlier in the night, as well as thinking Hughes was too intoxicated to tend to them properly.

Josue Christensen Medina, 21, of Grand Island was also arrested at the scene on an outstanding Hall County warrant.

No one was injured in the incident that ended just after 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.