More details released following Omaha standoff

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(Omaha, NE) -- More details are released following an hours-long standoff in Omaha.

The Omaha Police Department says around 9:30 Tuesday night, officers were called to an apartment building near 47th and Cuming for a report of a man being armed with a shotgun and trying to kick in the 911 caller's door.

OPD says as officers arrived on scene and began approaching the apartment building, the suspect, 36-year-old Marco Cedillo, fire a gun multiple times. Police say more officers and the Emergency Response Unit were then called to the scene. Investigators say during the standoff, Cedillo fired multiple rounds from inside his apartment.

The police department says crisis negotiators were used in an attempt to communicate with Cedillo. They say when Cedillo stopped communicating, less lethal munitions were used in an effort to have Cedillo exit the residence. OPD say Cedillo eventually came out of the apartment, still holding a gun. Investigators say Cedillo then dropped the firearm before charging towards officers on foot. Officers then used loud verbal commands and pepper balls to subdue Cedillo before taking him into custody.

No officers were injured and no officers discharged their firearms. The shotgun Cedillo dropped outside his residence was recovered.

Cedillo was booked at Douglas County Corrections for two counts of attempted 1st-degree felony assault on an officer, three counts of shooting at an occupied dwelling, five counts of use of a weapon to commit a felony, and one count of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, criminal mischief and resisting arrest.

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