UPDATE: North Lincoln intersection re-open, secure status lifted, sheriff’s office says

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The public no longer needs to avoid the area of 24th and Dodge, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office said.

At around 8 a.m. the Metro Fugitive Task Force went to an apartment building near the intersection to try to arrest Trevaughn Brown, 29, who had violated his parole.

Deputies knew the man had weapons and could potentially be dangerous.

Chief Deputy Ben Houchin said deputies repeatedly called for Brown to exit the apartment, but he was unwilling to come out.  The sheriff’s tactical response team was called to the scene as a precautionary measure.

Houchin said a warrant was written during the standoff so deputies could enter the apartment.  But at 10:40 a.m. Brown exited his apartment and was arrested without incident.

After the warrant was signed, deputies entered the apartment to ensure there was no one else inside.

Houchin said there is currently a warrant to search for evidence of other crimes that are connected to Brown.

Campbell Elementary School and Little Munchkinland Daycare were put into Secure status and but returned to normal operations shortly after 11 a.m.

Lincoln Public Schools says the Secure status means students and staff were kept inside and the entrances were locked and monitored to protect from any outside threat.

This is different from a lockdown where the threat is inside the school and students are locked into their classrooms with the lights off.

Following the arrest, Houchin said no one was “really in any danger,” but they wanted to ensure proper precautionary measures were taken to keep everyone safe.

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The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is responding to a call near 24th and Dodge and is asking the public to avoid the area.

The public was asked to avoid the north Lincoln intersection in a tweet posted by the Sheriff’s Office.

Out of an abundance of caution, Campbell Elementary School is in secure status and Little Munchkinland Daycare is in lockdown.

A spokesperson for Lincoln Public Schools said kids are not allowed to leave while the school is in secure status.

The school district sent the following message to families of the elementary school:

Campbell families,
We want to make you aware that the Lancaster County Sheriff’s office has asked us to use our Standard Response Protocol of Secure while they handle a situation in the neighborhood. A Secure means we keep all students and staff inside with all entrances locked and monitored. We will let you know when the Secure is lifted.
Please know your child is safe and teaching and learning is continuing inside.

This is a developing story.  Return to Channel 8 as more updates become available.

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