OPD officer arrested for ‘altercation’

OMAHA, Neb. -- An Omaha police officer has been arrested, charged with several crimes following what's only described as an "altercation" with his girlfriend and another man early Friday morning.

Officer Terry Hughes was booked into the Douglas County Jail after the incident and charged with two counts of terroristic threats, two counts of using a weapon in a felony, and one count of destroying property.

Police say when they arrived at a south Omaha apartment, Hughes had already left but three people inside told them what Hughes had done.

Along with the criminal case an internal police investigation is also underway and Hughes has been placed on administrative leave.