Man arrested after ramming into officer with motorcycle downtown, Lincoln Police say

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Lincoln Police have arrested the motorcyclist who rammed into an officer downtown last week.

On Aug. 11, a bike patrol officer was struck by a man driving a green motorcycle near P Street and Centennial Mall Park.

The officer was then knocked to the ground and suffered hand, leg and shoulder injuries, according to police.

After driving into the officer, the motorcyclist sped off heading east on P Street.  Police then began a search for the motorcycle.

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Early Friday morning, 19-year-old Alexander Nelson was arrested.

Police say they found the motorcycle, which had since been spraypainted a different color and sold to someone else.

Nelson was arrested on suspicion of 2nd-degree assault, use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony, operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest and tampering with evidence.

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