An O’Neill man was taken into custody Friday evening following a pursuit through the Niobrara State Park.
Capt. Paul Hattan of the Nebraska State Patrol in Norfolk said the patrol received information Friday about 7 p.m. about a suicidal man who was armed and had left O’Neill and was headed to South Dakota. The information was initiated from a family member of the man.
A Nebraska Game and Parks Commission officer observed the vehicle in Niobrara State Park and attempted to make a traffic stop. A pursuit ensued. A patrol officer set up a spike strip that disabled the vehicle down a minimum maintenance road.
The man fled the vehicle on foot into the park and other law enforcement units were called to assist.
The subject subsequently was located in a body of water and taken into custody without incident. He was then transported to Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.
No one was injured, but the activities at the park were temporarily disrupted, including a wedding party there.