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Nebraska City News-Press - Nebraska City, NE
  • Man rams farm tractor into buildings and state patrol car after disturbance at school

  • Authorities took a man into custody after a disturbance at a school in rural Nebraska and a rampage that involved a truck and semi-trailer and farm tractor.The Nebraska State Patrol responded to a disturbance report just before 11 a.m., where the Pierce County Sheriff's Office was confronting a man who had been turned...
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  • Authorities took a 38-year-old Plainview man into custody Dec. 18 after a disturbance at a school in rural Nebraska and a rampage that involved a semi-trailer truck and farm tractor.
    The Nebraska State Patrol responded to a disturbance report just before 11 a.m., where the Pierce County sheriff's deputies were confronting Aaron D. White, who had been turned away at the Zion Lutheran School.
    White had been attempting to remove his children from the facility.
    White drove a semi-trailer truck to a convenience store in Plainview, where the state patrol reports he threatened to harm himself and others.
    He then drove to his farm north and east of Brunswick where he set fire to the truck. The suspect then got behind the wheel of a red farm tractor and proceeded to ram outbuildings, a vehicle and several fuel tanks on the property. The suspect then drove the tractor across a field to another farm house where he damaged outbuildings on the property.
    The suspect attempted to run into a Pierce County Sheriff's unit, before using the tractor to ram a Nebraska State Patrol unit responding to the scene.
    A trooper in a second unit fired at the tractor striking the suspect. The suspect then gave himself up and was taken into custody.
    Trooper Brian Detlefsen, whose patrol car was rammed, suffered a cut to his head and was later treated at Creighton hospital.
    White was transported by ambulance to the Plainview hospital and then flown by medical helicopter to Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa, where he is being treated for a non-life threateninggunshot wound to his right side.
     
     
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