LPD officer attacked at local hospital

By: Channel 8 Eyewitness Newsroom

Lincoln Police say one of their officers is recovering after being attacked at a hospital on Thursday. The officer was at CHI Health St. Elizabeth assisting with a disturbance in the emergency room.  

They say the patient, Shannon Bigelow, because aggressive with the officer. Bigelow attacked him for several minutes before reaching for the officer’s gun. The officer was able to shield his weapon "I believe the actions of the 35-year-old tenured veteran were exemplary and prevented further injury to anyone else and the potential for lives being lost," says Chief Jeff Bliemeister. Police say Bigelow has a mental health history with them. He was treated last month in emergency protective custody.