Oct 09, 2019 5:28 PM

Police ID Nebraska restaurant patron fatally shot by railroad officer

Posted Oct 09, 2019 5:28 PM

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Police have released the name of a man who was fatally shot by a uniformed railroad officer after the man rammed his truck into a Nebraska restaurant.


The Lincoln Police Department identified the man Wednesday as 48-year-old Joseph Cimino.


Police and witnesses say chaos erupted a little before 1 p.m. Tuesday after a man later identified as Cimino began complaining about his sandwich at a Chick-fil-A . He screamed profanities, threw food and punched other customers before being hustled out by another patron. Witnesses say he got into his pickup truck and backed it into the restaurant but injured no one.


He was soon confronted by the BNSF officer, who told police he fired his gun after being threatened with a weapon. Lincoln Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister says Cimino was wielding a stun gun as he approached the officer, Christopher Hall.


The shooting is being investigated.

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Woman accused of stealing more than $100K from agency

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — A woman has been accused of stealing more than $100,000 while working for a Beatrice insurance agency.


Gage County Court records say 44-year-old Nicole Nelson is charged with felony theft. Her attorney didn't immediately return a call Wednesday from The Associated Press.


The Beatrice Daily Sun reports that court documents say Nelson had been receiving payroll advance checks from Penner Insurance Agency and not paying them back. Nelson acknowledged to an investigator that she made false entries in the books to cover the advances.


The investigation eventually found discrepancies in the company books of more than $112,000 from January 2012 into this year.


Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 5.