LPD: Motorcyclist allegedly assaults officer
LINCOLN, Neb. -- The Lincoln Police Department is looking for a motorcyclist who reportedly struck a bike patrol officer early Thursday morning.
LPD said police saw a green racing style motorcycle, with green under-glow lights, around 12:30 a.m. at 14th and O Streets. They said they had seen the motorcycle on multiple times driving extremely recklessly through the downtown area.
Officers said the motorcycle continued to travel northbound on Centennial mall and drove up onto the westside sidewalk of Centennial Mall Park between P and Q Streets. Two LPD bike patrol officers were traveling southbound on the same sidewalk at the same time.
The report said the motorcyclist started to slow down and turned the handlebars as if to try and go around the officers but then allegedly accelerated towards the officers suddenly. The motorcycle then hit one of the officers, knocking him to the ground.
According to authorities, the motorcyclist fled eastbound on P Street at a high rate of speed and the officer sustained injuries to his left hand, leg, and shoulder. The estimated damage to the police bicycle is $100.
This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information can contact the Lincoln Police
Department at 402-441-6000 or Crime Stoppers at 402-475-3600.