LPD: Family members confront suspect after threatening teen

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Tuesday afternoon, Lincoln Police officers were called to the area of Pentzer Park, near N. 26th and Holdredge Streets, after a woman was reported screaming that a man had a knife.

Officers arrived on scene around 3 p.m. to find a man being restrained by two people. Police took the man, later identified as 42-year-old Ryan Wiess, into custody and found he was holding a knife. The victim, a 17-year-old female, said she was waiting at a bus stop when Wiess began staring at her. He then pulled out a knife, threatening the teen. She was able to flee the area and told family members what had happened.

Two relatives, a 44-year-old male and a 37-year-old female, then returned to the park to confront the suspect. During the confrontation, Wiess again pulls out a knife and the two men engaged in a struggle. The 44-year-old relative was cut several times and the 37-year-old female sustained a small cut on her hand when assisting in restraining Wiess.

Wiess was arrested for two counts of second degree assault, use of a weapon to commit a felony, and terroristic threats.



Original story posted Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 3:08 p.m.

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Tuesday, Lincoln Police officers were called to the area of N. 26th and Holdredge Streets on a report of a stabbing.

They responded to Pentzer Park around 2:40 p.m.

A large police presence is in the area.

The extent of any possible injuries is unknown at this time. However, unconfirmed scanner reports say two patients were transported to a hospital.

A Channel 8 Eyewitness News reporter is on the scene working to gather more information.

This is a developing story, we will continue to provide more details as they become available. 

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