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Nebraska officers arrest hit-and-run fugitive, find handgun

September 29, 2020 GMT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a 19-year-old who is suspected of ramming two unmarked patrol cars and another vehicle to escape being arrested last week in Lincoln on several felony warrants.

The Lincoln Journal-Star reports that Lancaster County Sheriff’s deputies spotted Duop Wiyual Duop around 2 p.m. Monday. Sheriff Terry Wagner said they tracked him down with the help Nebraska State Patrol Airwing and arrested him after a foot chase. Afterward, they recovered a loaded 9 mm Glock that he is accused of throwing.

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Wagner said he was booked into jail on his original felony warrants, carrying a concealed weapon and charges from last week’s hit-and-runs.