Escaped inmate scaled barbed wire fence, captured after calls by residents
Authorities said tips the public helped law enforcement capture an escaped inmate Monday night.
Around 5:30 p.m., the inmate, 44-year-old Pavel M. Kislyak, scaled a barbed wire fence and escaped from the Lincoln Regional Center, police said.
Several law enforcement agencies swarmed and searched the surrounding area.
At 9:48 p.m., a passerby reported seeing a person they thought could be Kislyak walking down the side of the road near Old Cheney and S 1st Street. Officers located Kislyak minutes later near Highway 77 and Warlick Blvd., where he was taken into custody without incident, police said.
Dozens of officers from the Nebraska State Patrol, Lancaster County Sheriff and Lincoln Police Department, using K9 handlers and helicopters, searched for approximately three hours.
Kislyak, who was incarcerated for terroristic threats and assaulting an officer, was transported back to the Lincoln Regional Center where he was turned over to the Nebraska State Patrol for processing.
"Thank you to all the citizens of Lincoln who were impacted by this incident and helped by calling law enforcement with tips on his whereabouts," police said in a statement to the media.