Man with knife near UNL had active warrant for assault

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LINCOLN, Neb. – A suspect is in police custody following a disturbance near the University of Nebraska's city campus Saturday night.

Nicholas Hogan, 28, was inside Raising Canes on 201 N 14th Street. An officer recognized Hogan and realized he had an active warrant for his arrest for assault from last January.

The officer waited for backup and then told Hogan he was under arrest. He was sitting at a booth with four people he didn't know.

When the officer told him to stand up he reached around his waistband and pulled out a large hunting knife. Officers took out their firearms.

Police said about 20 customers and employees were inside took cover.

Officers attempted to restrain Hogan before he took off running to 14th & R streets.

Lincoln police and University police were called to the area after 7 p.m. on a call of an armed suspect in the area.

Police made contact with a man standing in the middle of an intersection holding a knife to his neck, threatening to harm himself.

Officers tried to calm Hogan while the SWAT team set up a perimeter.

The University pushed out an alert around 8:30 p.m. warning students to avoid the area until further notice.

After calling in the Lincoln Police Department's SWAT Team and negotiating with the Hogan, he ended up relinquishing his knife and surrendering to police peacefully.

The university sent out another push alert around 10:40 p.m. alerting students and staff that the incident was resolved safely.

LPD said Hogan was arrested for making terroristic threats, use of deadly weapon to commit a felony, resisting arrest with a deadly weapon, and misdemeanor charges of carrying a concealed weapon and failure to comply with lawful order of police officer.