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Lincoln police used a Taser to subdue a 21-year-old man they say choked an officer Monday afternoon.

Capt. Robert Farber said two officers were called to the second floor of the downtown Great Western Bank around 4:45 p.m. on reports of a man engaged in a heated argument with his mother, an employee of the bank.

When officers told the man, Nathan Obering, to calm down, Farber said Obering began to shout at them. 

The officers then attempted to arrest Obering for refusing to comply, Farber said. But Obering broke free from the handcuffs and began to choke one of the officers, he said.

The officer being assaulted used his Taser on Obering before taking him into custody. Obering was treated at a local hospital before being booked into the Lancaster County jail, Farber said.

Obering faces charges of assault on a police officer, failure to comply, resisting arrest, trespassing and disturbing the peace.

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