Update on woman arrested during stand-off situation in Utica

UTICA – Updated information about Wednesday’s stand-off situation has been provided by the Seward County Sheriff’s Department.

Law enforcement says at 1:36 p.m., on Wednesday, Jan. 31, the Seward County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a domestic dispute in which Nicole Nisly, 22, of Utica had struck her mother in the head with a frying pan. Upon the deputies’ arrival, Nisly was located in her bedroom with her minor child. After contacting Nisly, deputies entered the bedroom to take her into custody. At that time, Nisly struck a deputy in the arm with a knife. Deputies then secured the scene due to the barricaded subject and potential for a hostage situation and requested assistance from the Nebraska State Patrol.

According to the Seward County Sheriff’s Department, after several hours of negotiations, Nisley released the child, who was unharmed. But she refused to leave the bedroom. Shortly afterward, the Nebraska State Patrol SWAT Team made entry into the bedroom and she was taken into custody.

She was turned over to Seward County deputies and taken to the Seward County Detention Center.

No other law enforcement officers or civilians were harmed.

The injured deputy was treated at the scene where he remained until the situation was resolved and then treated and released at the Seward Memorial Hospital.

The Seward County Sheriff’s Department thanked the NSP and Utica Fire and Rescue for their assistance. They also thanked the community of Utica for offering assistance and staying patient while the situation was being resolved.

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