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27-year-old man stabbed at Lincoln officer with keys, injuring him, police say

27-year-old man stabbed at Lincoln officer with keys, injuring him, police say


Lincoln police say an officer’s hands and arms were left bloody Tuesday night after a man stabbed at him with a set of keys while trying to drive away as he was being arrested.

Police ended up arresting Trevor Wright, 27, of Lincoln, on suspicion of resisting arrest, third-degree assault on an officer, fleeing arrest and possession of a controlled substance, among other allegations.

Sgt. Angela Sands said officers were trying to arrest Wright on a warrant near First and O streets at 9 p.m. when he jumped into a vehicle to try to drive away. She said the officer’s hands and arms were cut and stabbed by a set of keys after he leaned into the vehicle.

Sands said Wright ultimately was Tased before traveling a short distance and getting stuck trying to drive over an embankment. She said he was checked at a hospital before going to jail. The officer refused treatment.

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Lori Pilger is a Norfolk native and University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate who has been a public safety reporter for the Journal Star since 2005.

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