Omaha Police urge caution as rumors circulate about sexual assault case
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.
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.”
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.
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