Man tackled officer during chase in Near South neighborhood, Lincoln Police say

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – An officer was tackled Monday morning while chasing a man in the Near South neighborhood, police say.

Around 1:50 a.m., officers formed a perimeter near 20th and Sumner Streets to look for a man who was wanted on several warrants.

Nathan Shepard, 28, then came out of a first-story window and ran away, according to police.

During the chase, Shepard tackled an officer to the ground before running off again, police say.

Officers eventually caught up to Shepard and took him into custody.

He was arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault of an officer, resisting arrest (second offense) and obstructing a police officer.

Shepard had been wanted on an active misdemeanor warrant and in an assault investigation.

The officer who was tackled had neck, head and hand pains, according to police.

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