COLUMBUS — A 39-year-old Columbus man died of a self-inflicted knife wound Friday after being involved in a reported domestic dispute at a residence in the area of 40th Avenue and Howard Boulevard.

According to information released by Columbus Police, the man was threatening to harm himself shortly after officers arrived on the scene and, while they were trying to talk him into giving up the weapon, injured himself.

Police said Columbus Rescue was immediately summoned and the city man, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead at Columbus Community Hospital.

Officers secured the scene of the 10:20 a.m. incident and turned the investigation of the death over to the Nebraska State Patrol.

State law requires a grand jury be called when someone dies while in custody or while being arrested.

No other information was available.

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