Fugitive Arrested In N.W. Lincoln Hotel

A standoff with two men at a northwest Lincoln hotel has ended with both under arrest and no one hurt.   33-year-old Jeremiah Burkhart, and 27 year old Kevin Gaylord, both of Lincoln, were arrested at the  Quality Inn near the airport .  Sheriff Terry Wagner said Burkhart was the original target, and Gaylord was discovered in the room during the arrest.  The standoff began around 10:30 this morning and lasted just over five hours. Authorities communicated with Burkhart through the door, over the phone and by text message during the standoff. Burkhart told officials at one point that he was armed. The top floor of the hotel, where the standoff took place  was evacuated, and nearby Bond street was shut down.   Burkhart was wanted on a felony warrant charging him with using a financial device illegally.  Gaylord was wanted on a traffic warrant.

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