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Officers used the Taser on teenagers who fled after the fight at CEDARS in Lincoln, police say

LINCOLN, Neb. (Nebraska) – A teenager was taken into custody on Tuesday after a fight broke out at the CEDARS Home For Children in Lincoln, police say.

At approximately 5:45 pm, officers were dispatched to the nonprofit, located near 63rd Street and Pioneers Boulevard, with a report of an assault.

Staff told officers that two teenagers, a 14-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl, had assaulted another teenager.

When officers arrived, staff directed them to the boy, who police said was responsible for the assault.

Officers then spoke to the teenager remotely, so they could get his account of the events, according to police.

The boy then ran up the stairs, but the officers reached him on the second floor.

As the teenager was arguing with one of the officers, a second officer used a Taser on him, police say.

He was then taken to a local hospital, which police say complies with department policy for any use of tasers.

Once medically cleared, the teen was referred on suspicion of assault and resisting arrest. He was filed with the Youth Assessment Center.

The 16-year-old girl was reported on suspicion of assault, according to police.

Categories: Lancaster, News Tags: assault, assault report, CEDARS, cedar house for kids, Lincoln Police, Lincoln Police Department, LPD, officers, Pioneers Boulevard, resisting arrest., staff, tasers, teen assault, youth assessment centre

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