Mitchell situation diffused; man taken into custody

Authorities say a man was taken into custody in Mitchell after a report late this morning that someone had entered a Main Street building with a pistol. Scotts Bluff County Sheriff's Deputy Scott Bibb says the man arrested was the person who made the report. Bibb said the individual was mentally disturbed and was hearing voices.

Bibb says Deputies, Mitchell Police and members of the Nebraska State Patrol entered several businesses with guns drawn, but found no armed individuals or anything suspicious.

Authorities had converged on Center Avenue, the main street in downtown Mitchell, after the Communications Center had received the report in the 11 o'clock hour.

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