Student allegedly pulls pocket knife on another student at UNO’s Criss Library

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A University of Nebraska at Omaha student allegedly pulled a pocket knife on another student at the Criss Library on Wednesday morning for being told “not to talk so loudly on his cell phone.”

UNO officials released the following information to faculty and students about the morning altercation:

At approximately 9:50 a.m. Wednesday, an incident occurred in the Criss Library where a student allegedly pulled a pocket knife on another student.

Reports indicate that the student who pulled the knife was asked to not talk so loudly on his cell phone.

After the student allegedly showed the knife, three students quickly subdued him. The students held him him place, away from the knife, until UNO security appeared on the scene and took control of the situation.

The Omaha Police Department was immediately called to the scene and will now lead the investigation.

Counseling was immediately called to the library to serve as a resource to all parties involved, including the students who subdued the student with knife as well as any students in the area.

No students were injured during this incident and the library is open and secure.

Any students who wish to connect with counseling services may call 402-554-2409.

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