LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - UPDATE: Police have arrested the man they say is responsible for making a threat against the City/County building Tuesday.
LPD issued an arrest warrant for 31-year-old Duane Jordan, of Lincoln, Tuesday afternoon for terroristic threats.
Lincoln Police said Jordan was arrested at about 5:44 p.m. Tuesday after efforts by LPD, the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office, Nebraska State Patrol and the U.S. Marshal's Service. The Omaha Police Department was the agency that took Jordan into custody.
LPD said Jordan stole 500 rounds of ammo from the Wal-Mart near 27th and Superior streets early Tuesday morning and attempted to 'bait' officers multiple times overnight.
More details on his arrest will be released Wednesday morning.
ORIGINAL STORY: Armed deputies are stationed outside of the City/County building in downtown Lincoln after a threat was made against the building on Tuesday morning.
The response comes after a suspect attempted to ‘bait’ officers multiple times overnight, after stealing 500 rounds of ammo from a Lincoln Wal-Mart, police said.
According to LPD, the suspect went to the Wal-Mart near 27th and Superior streets to purchase a firearm, but was told he could not.
He then became belligerent, authorities said, stole the ammo and made suspicious statements to a clerk.
Those statements included threats to the City/County building, and the incident was not reported to police until 2 a.m.
LPD said the suspect then tried to bait officers into pulling him over throughout the night.
The first incident happened around 1 a.m. when a vehicle near 27th and Vine took off in front of an officer at a high rate of speed.
Lincoln Police said this occurred several other times at locations around the city, including 48th and O streets and 40th and S streets.
LPD said the officers believed the suspect was taunting them and trying to ‘bait’ them into pulling him over.
Police did not chase the suspect.
The suspect was driving a Dodge Charger that did not have a license plate, police said, and authorities are asking for the public’s help identifying him.
LPD said the armed deputies will be positioned outside the City/County building until the end of the business day.