Standoff ends at Dallas apartment in search for Nebraska man

Mar 3, 2016

DALLAS (AP) — A standoff at some Dallas apartments has ended in an incident that began as officers tried serving a warrant in a Nebraska shooting.

Investigators didn't immediately provide the status of the gunman who was holed up in the unit for several hours Thursday.

Dallas County sheriff's deputies were helping serve a warrant for assault and firearms charges. Sheriff's spokeswoman Melinda Urbina says the warrant from Omaha, Nebraska, names Robert James Covington.

Urbina says officers approached the unit and then a relative of the person inside came out — unharmed. Deputies then heard shots from inside.

Urbina says no officers were fired upon or hurt.

An Omaha gas station clerk was wounded Jan. 16 while protecting a female co-worker who had rejected a customer's advances. Authorities believe Covington was the gunman.

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