Student with knife subdued inside UNO library

Posted By: KLKN Newsroom

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) – Students inside the library at the University of Nebraska Omaha stopped another student with a knife, school officials say.

The university sent out a notice describing an incident inside the Criss Library where they say three students subdued a student with a knife.

“Reports indicated that the student who pulled the knife was asked not to talk so loudly on his cell phone,” the campus statement said.

The university says UNO security arrived and the Omaha Police Department is investigating.

Doug Meigs, a grad student in the library at the time, described the incident on Twitter. 

Click on the picture attached to the left.

Read the full statement sent to campus below:

“Dear faculty and staff,

At approximately 9:50 a.m. this morning, an incident occurred in the Criss Library where a student allegedly pulled a pocket knife on another student. 

Reports indicate that the student who pulled the knife was asked to not talk so loudly on his cell phone.

After the student allegedly showed the knife, three students quickly subdued him. The students held him him place, away from the knife, until UNO security appeared on the scene and took control of the situation. OPD was immediately called and is now taking the lead on the investigation.

Counseling was immediately called to the library to serve as a resource to all parties involved, including the students who subdued the student with knife as well as any students in the area.

No students were injured during this incident and the library is open and secure. 

Any students who wish to connect with counseling services may call (402) 554-2409.