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Police scramble to Peter Pan Park
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Police scramble to Peter Pan Park

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Close to a dozen Lincoln police cruisers scrambled to Peter Pan Park at around 11 p.m. Friday in a tense situation that led an officer to draw his service weapon on a man.

Police Capt. Bob Farber said the officer was checking for people in the park after hours when he came upon a man.

The officer drew his firearm after seeing that the man had a gun and kept coming toward him after the officer told him to stop.

The man had a permit for the gun, Farber said. He also has hearing aids, but it isn't clear from reports whether he could hear the officer, Capt. David Beggs said. The man was shining a flashlight in the officer's face.

He was cited for being in the park after hours, failing to comply with the order of a police officer and carrying a prohibited weapon in a city park, police said.

 

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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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