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Lincoln man accused of threatening man with real-looking gun

Lincoln man accused of threatening man with real-looking gun


Police say a 37-year-old Lincoln man was picked up Friday night after he allegedly pointed a BB gun that looked like a real handgun at a man in Belmont.

It happened at about 8:30 p.m. near 19th and Knox streets.

Officer Luke Bonkiewicz said a 23-year-old man told police he arrived at his ex-girlfriend’s home to pick up their daughter when a friend of his ex’s, Jamarco O. Mattox, began shouting at him and challenging him to fight, then pulled out a handgun and pointed it at him.

Bonkiewicz said the victim ran to his vehicle with his child and sought safety at a nearby business until police arrived.

He said officers searched the home, found a black BB gun that looked nearly identical to a Glock 19 handgun and arrested Mattox on suspicion of terroristic threats.

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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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