Officer assaulted at N. 27th St. Walmart

By: Channel 8 Newsroom

A man is in jail, accused of punching a female police officer in the face. 

It happened here in Lincoln at the North Walmart near 27th and Superior. Police say the officer was trying to arrest a suspected shoplifter.

They say he was combative, and he punched her. He was taken into custody shortly after, now facing charges of assaulting an officer.

She's at the hospital.