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Suspect Being Held After Standoff

Charges Against Kimball Man Include Terroristic Threats, A Felony

A high-drama scene unfolded on Thursday, Feb. 8, when the Kimball Police Department answered a disturbance call at 311 Cedar St. and followed up with an attempted arrest. The situation led to a standoff between law enforcement and a suspect in his home from morning until late evening.

The next day, the suspect called the Kimball County Sheriff's Office and talked with Sheriff Dave Hottell. They worked out a method for the suspect to be taken into custody. Later, Hottell showed up at the suspect's residence and took Nicholas King into custody.

King was charged with terroristic threats to anothe...