UPDATE: Authorities use battering ram, robot to attempt to end standoff

NORFOLK – Law enforcement officials are sparing no resources to end an hours-long standoff in Norfolk.

The Nebraska State Patrol and Norfolk Police have used robots and battering rams to try to gain access to the home on Koenigstein Avenue. It’s in that house that police say a suspect has been holed up in since about 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

The unidentified man is suspected of shooting another man Sunday morning. Relatives of the victim have told News Channel Nebraska that he is in stable condition.

Police officials say they attempted to make contact with the suspect with a robot, but that attempt was unsuccessful. The State Police has since used a battering ram to open a hole in the front of the house.

The suspect has not yet been taken into custody. Authorities have said they believe he is still alive.

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