Wanted man evades arrest after running from officers in west Lincoln, police say

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Multiple authorities are searching for a wanted man who ran from officers in west Lincoln on Friday.

Around 3:30 p.m., officers were in the area of Northwest 4th Street and West Belmont Avenue conducting a weapons violation investigation.

Capt. Todd Kocian said a man – who has not been identified – ran away and discarded a weapon, which has since been recovered.

Authorities set up a perimeter in the area but could not find him.  Kocian said there is no threat to the public, and an investigation is ongoing.

West Lincoln Elementary was temporarily placed in secure mode, according to a spokeswoman with Lincoln Public Schools.

The full statement from the district:

West Lincoln families,

Lincoln Police have informed us we can lift the SECURE and we are dismissing students now. Police are remaining in the area to ensure everyone’s safety.

Earlier this afternoon Lincoln Police asked us to use the Standard Response Protocol of Secure while they handled a situation in the neighborhood. A Secure means we keep everyone inside the building while entrances are locked and monitored. Your child was safe inside our school building while teaching and learning continued as normal.

We appreciate the continued collaboration and communication from Lincoln Police in keeping our school safe.

Please visit our website for more information about our Standard Response Protocols.

Scott Schwartz

This is a developing story.  Stick with Channel 8 for updates. 

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