Omaha Police urge caution as rumors circulate about sexual assault case

Published: Mar. 30, 2022 at 9:54 PM CDT|Updated: Mar. 31, 2022 at 4:08 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - A day after asking for the public’s help Wednesday to find a person of interest in connection to a sexual assault, Omaha Police cautioned residents to “be vigilant” as they and the FBI continue investigating the case.

On Wednesday night, OPD posted a photo of a man they were looking for in connection to a sexual assault reported Monday near 120th and Q streets.

In an update Thursday, OPD referred to the man as a suspect, noting that investigators believed he may have been involved in another sexual assault last year.

Press Release: Person of interest sought in sexual assault UPDATE: 3/31/2022 We are aware of information circulating...

Posted by Omaha Police Department on Thursday, March 31, 2022

OPD also warned residents about inaccurate information circulating in the community.

“We are aware of information circulating on social media related to a sexual assault investigation that our department is actively following up on. Much of this information is inaccurate and now becoming a rumor.”

Omaha Police Department release

Still, police reminded residents to be sure they’re taking crime prevention measures, like making sure doors and ground-level windows are locked and that garages are secure.

“Anyone who sees suspicious activity in their neighborhood is encouraged to call 911,” OPD said.

Authorities also urged people with information about either case to call OPD at 402-444-4877, or submit a tip to Omaha Crime Stoppers online or at 402-444-STOP, or via the P3 Tips mobile app.

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