Police say a North Platte man threatened to kill police who responded to a disturbance report in a fast food parking lot Saturday.
Joseph Burke was arrested Saturday after police responded to a disturbance report at Wendy's on South Jeffers around 2 a.m. The complainant alleged Burke and other people in a car were
causing a disturbance in the parking lot, though a press release from the North Platte Police Department doesn't say what they were allegedly doing.
When police arrived, they say Burke, who was driving the car, appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. While performing sobriety tests, Burke allegedly made several threats to harm and kill the officers.
Burke then told police he was feeling pain and needed medical attention. Officers transported him to the emergency room at Great Plains Regional Medical Center, where he was medically evaluated.
While at the hospital, Burke allegedly threatened the
lives of the doctor and staff, and continued to threaten officers and
Burke is charged with four counts of terroristic threats and was cited for driving under the influence and no proof of insurance.
The Lincoln County Detention Center
website no longer lists Burke as an inmate.