Lincoln Police completes investigation in northwest Lincoln, elementary school lockout lifted
LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - A search for a man who ran from officers in northwest Lincoln Friday afternoon prompted a brief lockout of a nearby elementary school.
Lincoln Police were following up on an ongoing weapons investigation around 3:20 p.m. when the man they were looking for dropped a firearm and ran away. LPD brought in their K-9 unit and set up a perimeter near NW 4th & West Belmont.
During the investigation, nearby West Lincoln Elementary kept everyone inside the building while entrances were locked and monitored as a precaution. Lincoln Public Schools calls this a “Standard Response Protocol of SECURE”.
Police were unable to locate the man but don’t believe he’s a threat to the public. Around 4:30 p.m. the “SECURE” protocol was lifted and elementary students were dismissed.
LPS said students were safe inside the school building and teaching and learning continued as normal.
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