Officers used Taser on teen who fled after fight at CEDARS in Lincoln, police say

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A teen was taken into custody Tuesday after a fight broke out at CEDARS Home For Children in Lincoln, police say.

Around 5:45 p.m., officers were sent to the nonprofit near 63rd Street and Pioneers Boulevard on a report of an assault.

Staff told officers that two teens, a 14-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl, had assaulted another teen.

When officers arrived, the staff directed them to the boy.

Officers spoke with the teen from a distance so they could get his account of the events, according to police.

The boy then ran up the stairs, but the officers caught up with him on the second floor.

While the teen was fighting with one of the officers, a second officer used a Taser on him, police say.

He was taken to a local hospital, which police say is in accordance with the department’s policy for any Taser use.

Once medically cleared, the teen was referred on suspicion of assault and resisting arrest.  He was lodged at the Youth Assessment Center.

The 16-year-old girl was referred on suspicion of assault, according to police.

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