Omaha police plan increased patrols of pedestrian bridge

May 18, 2019

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police say they’re planning to increase patrols of a downtown pedestrian bridge after a shooting there.

Police say the increased focus on the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge comes after shooting around 1:45 a.m. Thursday on the bridge injured a 20-year-old man.

Police say they’ve arrested a juvenile in the shooting.

The bridge spans the Missouri River, connecting Omaha to Council Bluffs, Iowa.

The bridge, which is open around the clock, is in the process of having brighter LED lights installed along its path.

Police say its riverfront patrol unit continuously patrols on and around the bridge, but that members of the gang unit will join in on the patrols.