KEARNEY, Neb. -- A nearly four-hour standoff with police in Country Side Mobile Home Park ended with the arrest of 34-year-old Rusty Richard, according to the city of Kearney.

Kearney Police responded to a disturbance at the location on Thursday. According to the city, Richard had been driving through yards, destroying property and had cut himself with knives. When officers arrived and attempted to contact him, he barricaded himself with knives inside a residence with a woman who was a family member. 

The Kearney Police Department and the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office Emergency service unit, negotiators and police drones were deployed. Despite efforts from officers, Richard refused to cooperate. 

After nearly four hours, officials used less lethal options to subdue Richard. 

Richard was arrested and found with several knives. He was charged with for three counts of attempted assault on an officer, possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person, use of a weapon to commit a felony, terroristic threats, resisting arrest, obstructing a Peace Officer and willful reckless driving. 

The area around the residence was temporarily closed to protect the officers and public. 

Kearney Public Schools were contacted to arrange for students that lived in the area transported by school bus to be dropped off at a nearby location and to be escorted home by officers.

The Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office and Good Samaritan Hospital EMS assisted The Kearney Police Department during this incident.