A man walked into a southeast Lincoln bank at 9:31 Friday morning, demanded and got cash from employees and took off on foot, Lincoln police said.

The man who robbed the US Bank branch at 5501 S. 56th St. displayed no weapon, but he did verbally threaten people inside the bank, said Officer Katie Flood.

No one was injured.

The man ran toward an apartment complex across Shady Creek Court after leaving the bank, Flood said.

Police canvassed the area with dogs Friday morning but had not found him by late in the day.

Lincoln Public Schools secured building perimeters and locked all outside doors at Zeman and Calvert elementary schools, Pound Middle School and Southeast High School. The precautions were lifted at 10:26 a.m., LPS said.

Lincoln police also investigated an attempted robbery at the Microtel Inn in north Lincoln. A man armed with a knife hopped over the front counter of the motel at 2505 Fairfield St. at 9:58 Friday morning, Flood said. He left without taking anything.

Police compared surveillance videos from both locations and said the two incidents do not appear to be related.

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