Special agent ends restaurant rampage at Chick-Fil-A in South Lincoln


SARAH: LINCOLN POLICE ARE
WORKING TO GET THE TRUCK OUT OF
THE CHICK-FIL-A AND WORKING TO
DETERMINE WHAT SPARKED THIS
RAMPAGE. WITNESSES DESCRIBED IT AS IF THE
MAN WAS HAVING A MENTAL
BREAKDOWN BEFORE HE WAS SHOT AND
KILLED BY A SPECIAL AGENT WITH
THE BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE
RAILROAD. VIDEO FROM INSIDE THE SOUTH
LINCOLN CHICK-FIL-A CAPTURES
CHAOS. POLICE SAY A FRUSTRATED CUSTOMER
GOT INTO HIS PICK-UP TRUCK, PUT
IT INTO REVERSE, AND SLAMMED
INTO THE BUSY RESTAURANT. HE HAD JUST BEEN ESCORTED OUT BY
ANOTHER PATRON FOR CAUSING A
DISTURBANCE.>>AFTER DRIVING INTO THE
BUSINESS, THE DECEASED EXITED
THE VEHICLE AND CONTINUED TO
CAUSE A DISTURBANCE. SARAH: MOMENTS LATER, THE MAN
WAS SHOT DEAD BY A BURLINGTON
NORTHERN SANTA FE SPECIAL AGENT,
WHO WAS IN LINE FOR LUNCH AT THE
DRIVE-THRU. POLICE SAY HE SAW THE MAN
BECOMING BELIGERENT, MEETING HIM
IN THE PARKING LOT.>>THE UNIFORMED SPECIAL AGENT
CONFRONTED THE SUSPECT, WHO HAD
MADE THREATENING STATEMENTS TO
THE SPECIAL AGENT. SARAH: LINCOLN POLICE CHIEF JEFF
BLIEMEISTER SAYS THE MAN WAS
ARMED, BUT NOT WITH A GUN. WHEN HIS OFFICERS ARRIVED
ON-SCENE, BLIEMEISTER SAYS THE
AGENT WAS PERFORMING CPR, BUT
THE MAN WAS DEAD. NOW, THEY’RE SERVING SEARCH
WARRANTS AT THE MAN’S HOUSE AND
COLLECTING CHICK-FIL-A
SURVELLIANCE VIDEO TO FIND OUT
— SURVEILLANCE VIDEO TO FIND
OUT WHAT SET THE MAN OFF.>>WITH ANALYSIS OF DIGITAL
EVIDENCE, WE’RE HOPING TO LEARN
WHAT, IF ANYTHING, PRECIPITATED
OR MOTIVATED THIS PARTICULAR
INCIDENT. SARAH: LPD HAS NOT RELEASED THE
MAN’S IDENTITY OR AGE — ONLY
SAYING THAT THEY HAVE HAD
CONTACTS WITH THE MAN BEFORE,
BUT HE HAS NO ARREST RECORD. WE WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED

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