1 person in custody after pursuit, standoff near Walthill

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WALTHILL, Neb. (KCAU) — At least one person is in custody Thursday night after a high-speed chase and standoff near Walthill.

The pursuit ended about 26 miles from Sioux City, just north of Walthill and off of Highway 77 in Thurston County, Nebraska.

The driver lead authorities near the communities of Homer and Winnebago before finally coming to a rest in a ditch.

The pursuit ended when the driver managed to avoid spike strips deployed by law enforcement but crashed into a ditch and rolled over.

Officers, including members of the Nebraska State Patrol, quickly surrounded the disabled vehicle holding the driver at gunpoint.

Local authorities and officers from the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the FBI remained on the scene for several hours. The driver was taken into custody and the vehicle towed away.

No details of what lead to the initial pursuit or how the standoff that followed the crash ended have been released.

KCAU 9 obtained phone video of the crash shot by another driver who had pulled off the road just before the incident. You can watch the video below.

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