Lincoln Police say a 19-year-old man was arrested after trying to flee police.

LPD responded to reports of an attempted robbery Tuesday night.

Upon arrival they say the man fled on foot, while they chased him a handgun fell out of his pants, according to police.

Police arrested Krisjanis Pool of Lincoln.

Investigators discovered the gun had the serial number etched off.

Pool was booked on charges of defacing a firearm.