LPD: Man arrested after shattering officer’s nose

Update:

Lincoln Police have identified the man who was arrested after he reportedly shattered an officer’s nose.

26-year-old Kaw Paw was booked on charges of resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer, Tuesday night.

Authorities say that an officer responded to a narcotics call near 19th and G Street, a little before 8 p.m.

The caller reported two men were seated on a nearby retaining wall with drugs, according to LPD.

As the officer arrived, police say, Paw started to walk away.

The officer directed him to stop but he continued.

She then caught up to him and told him to stop.

LPD says, he then elbowed her in the face and the knocked the officer to the ground.

Despite severe facial injuries, officials say, she was able to radio in for help, and provide a detailed description of the suspect.

The officer was taken to the hospital with a severely broken nose.

Authorities also say she had shattered bones protruding from her skin.

The officer received stitches to her nose and upper lip to close the cuts.

She has since been released from the hospital.

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Lincoln police said a man was arrested after he reportedly shattered an officer’s nose. 

The incident began Tuesday night when the officer responded to a narcotics complaints near 19th and G Street. 

When the officer arrived, two men were sitting on a retaining wall and one got up and began walking away. The officer told the man to stop, but he kept walking, Officer Angela Sands said. 

When the officer caught up to the man, he elbowed her in the face and knocked her to the ground, Sands said. The officer radioed for help and responding officers set up a perimeter which eventually led to the suspect’s arrest. 

Police said the man refused to provide his name and is currently in jail under the name John Doe. He was arrested for first-degree assault of an officer, resisting arrest, and obstructing government operations.

The injured officer was taken to the hospital with a shattered nose that required stitches, Sands said. 

 

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