UPDATE: Man arrested after standoff, fire in northwest Lincoln

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Authorities say a man who started a fire during a standoff in Lincoln is in critical condition after being tased during his arrest.

The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office says deputies tried to serve a warrant for Veonta Hopper Monday morning at a Lincoln apartment.

Authorities say Hopper barricaded himself inside a unit, which he does not rent, and started a fire.

Deputies entered the apartment, and after Hopper was reportedly combative, he was tased and arrested. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

Two Lincoln Police officers were also taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation.

Authorities have not yet said what Hopper was wanted for.

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