Three people arrested after brief standoff in Grand Island

Three people are in custody after a brief standoff in central Nebraska.
Wednesday, September 28th 2022, 5:21 PM CDT

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. - Three people are in custody after a brief standoff in central Nebraska.

According to Grand Island Police, multiple arrests were made at a home on North Locust Street after a tactical response team was deployed at the home.

Officers were reportedly trying to apprehend 24-year-old Alejandro Loforte-Escalona, who investigators said they believed ran into the home. Loforte-Escalona had multiple felony warrants out for his arrest.

When 27-year-old Dulce Renteria did not allow entry, the tactical team was called, eventually forcing entry into the house, GIPD said.

Authorities said they tried to detain Renteria, but she pulled away and allegedly started to tussle with the officers before she was cuffed. 

Dulce also refused to walk with officers, freely, to the patrol vehicle, according to GIPD. 

It was reported that Dulce was told about Loforte-Escalona's warrants and she still refused to cooperate and said he was not in the house. 

Loforte-Escalona was arrested without further incident. 

GIPD said that the stand off took about an hour with officers asking the occupants exit the residence. 

After an hour of announcements, police said chemical irritants were released into the house causing 27-year-old Gabriel Subit to exit. 

Subit failed to exit the house after multiple announcements were made, according to GIPD.

The two 27-year-olds from Grand Island were also arrested in the incident. 

Subit was arrested for obstructing police. 

Renteria was arrested for obstructing police, resisting arrest and aiding consummation of felony. 

GIPD said no gunfire was exchanged during the incident. No injuries were reported.