Dec 05, 2019 6:04 PM

Lawfully carried weapon draws concern in Downtown NP

Posted Dec 05, 2019 6:04 PM

An officer with the North Platte Police Department detains a male subject following the report of suspicious subjects carrying guns in Downtown North Platte on Thursday

NORTH PLATTE, NE-An incident in Downtown North Platte was resolved with no arrests and no charges.

On Thursday at 10:56 AM, officers responded to the area of 2nd and Dewey Streets in regards to a disturbance.

It was further reported, while officers were en-route, that a gun was involved. Multiple officers from multiple agencies, including the North Platte Police Department, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office and Nebraska State Patrol, responded to the area.

Responding officers detained and handcuffed all of the occupants of the vehicle for officer safety.

Upon further investigation, it was determined that a vehicle occupied by four adult subjects traveling through the area from Idaho to another town in Nebraska had stopped in North Platte due to an argument between the occupants.

Several witnesses called the police because of the argument, and the because witnesses observed one of the occupants in possession of a handgun. Officers were able to locate the reported handgun in plain view in the front passenger compartment of the vehicle.

It was determined that there was no violation of the law by the occupants and their actions, and the occupants were released.

The call was of particular concern to law enforcement because of several banks located in the area.