GRAND ISLAND, Neb. -- Authorities in Grand Island arrested a man for first-degree domestic assault amongst other charges on Thursday. 

The Grand Island Police Department said they arrested Joseph Wetzel following a domestic assault call.

GIPD said the call came in around 1:55 a.m. Thursday, with a victim reporting she had been assaulted by an intimate partner, identified as Wetzel.

Authorities said the victim reported that Wetzel had knocked her to the ground and hit her several times causing injury. 

According to GIPD, the victim reported that Wetzel had attacked her with a kitchen knife cutting her hand. 

Officials said there were five children in the home at the time of the incident. 

GIPD said that Wetzel locked himself in the room with three of the children and threatened the lives of everyone in the home. 

Authorities said that Wetzel was given commands to leave the home, and eventually he exited carrying two of the five children. 

It was reported that known of the children were physically harmed during the incident. 

Wetzel was arrested for first-degree domestic assault, use of a weapon to commit a felony, five counts of terroristic threats, five counts of intentional child abuse, and possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person.