Teen in custody after reportedly threatening family members near Leigh
LEIGH, Neb. -- A 13-year-old has been taken into custody after he reportedly threatened his family members with a knife near Leigh.
The Stanton County Sheriff's Office said officers were dispatched to a location northwest of Leigh around 7:45 a.m. Wednesday. The caller reportedly told officers that a 13-year-old had a knife and was threatening his family members.
Officers said they found an adult woman and juvenile boy had been allegedly assaulted and threatened by the 13-year-old with a knife. The teen also reportedly told the family members he was going to kill them.
According to authorities, they found the teen in a bedroom and were able to get the knife from him before taking him into custody.
SCSO said the teen was booked at the Sheriff’s Office for assault, disturbing the peace, terroristic threats and use of a weapon to commit a felony. He was placed in the Madison Juvenile Detention Center due to his age.