A Lincoln police officer sustained facial and arm injuries in a fight with a teenager outside a house party Saturday night, a police spokeswoman said Monday.
Officers were called to a party in the 5800 block of Abigail Drive, which is near 80th Street and Old Cheney Road, Officer Angela Sands said.
When one officer arrived, there were 150 to 200 people in the house and a teenager outside with alcohol bottles in his pockets, Sands said.
The officer tried to get the boy, 6-foot-2 and 210 pounds, to hand over the alcohol, but he didn't comply and tried to run, she said.
The teenager struggled with the officer, who was trying to take him into custody, Sands said.
He punched and elbowed the officer in the face several times, she said.
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The officer, who couldn't declare a police emergency because his radio was out of reach, ultimately kicked himself free from the teenager, Sands said.
The 17-year-old ran and was later found at his home after he called his mother to pick him up, she said. He was arrested and referred to the Lancaster County Attorney's Office for assault on an officer.
The officer suffered injuries to his arm, right eye, mouth and jaw, she said.
Police also ticketed the 17-year-old girl who hosted the party at her home while her parents were out of town.
She was taken to detox at The Bridge, Sands said.