NSP SWAT makes arrest after standoff in Milford


Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol SWAT Team arrested a Milford man following a standoff overnight.

At approximately 11:15 p.m. April 24, NSP was notified by the Milford Police Department of a situation involving an armed man who had barricaded himself inside his home.

The situation began after the man, identified as Ethan Foster, 22, reportedly pointed a firearm at officers while they conducted a welfare check at the 700 block of 5th Street in Milford. NSP Crisis Negotiators responded and the NSP SWAT Team was activated.

A warrant was issued for Foster. Following repeated attempts to communicate with Foster, troopers utilized an interior drone to determine his location inside the home. They were also able to determine that Foster was still in possession of a firearm.

At approximately 2:30 a.m. Thursday, SWAT troopers made entry and took Foster into custody. While being placed under arrest, Foster was combative and repeatedly resisted by kicking and attempting to strike troopers. Foster was lodged in Seward County Jail.

The Milford Police Department and Seward County Sheriff’s Office assisted in this arrest. Milford PD is the investigating agency.