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Lincoln teen with stolen gun assaulted officer, police say
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Lincoln teen with stolen gun assaulted officer, police say

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Lincoln police say they arrested a 16-year-old boy with a stolen firearm Saturday night in the parking lot at the Walmart near South 27th and Pine Lake Road.

Officer Erin Spilker said police were called at 7:30 p.m. about the boy with a warrant being in the store. 

She said when they found him in a vehicle outside, he punched the officer multiple times in the face and tried to get away, but was caught. A backpack near where he had been sitting had a Glock 9 mm handgun inside and four magazines.

She said the firearm had been stolen, along with two AR-15s, in the area of 14th Street and Yankee Hill Road.

While being taken to the Youth Services Center, the teen kicked the interior of the cruiser, causing $1,000 damage to a camera, Spilker said. 

He was referred to the Lancaster County Attorney's Office on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon, vandalism and assault on a police officer.

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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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