Off-site incident leads to Elkhorn school alert

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ELKHORN, Neb. (WOWT) -- An incident at a nearby home Thursday afternoon prompted St. Patrick's Catholic School to take precautions, Omaha Police said.

Devlin Dewitt, 28, was taken into custody following the incident.

At 2:37 p.m. Thursday, officers responded to a domestic disturbance call at 206th Street and West Maple Road, near the school, the police report states.

When officers arrived, they found Dewitt yelling and physically threatening his girlfriend, the report states.

Dewitt then ran towards the school, then pulled out a knife and threatened to kill himself, causing the school to issue an alert, police said.

When he would not surrender to police, officers hit Dewitt with "a low-impact projectile," according to the report.

Dewitt had no other weapons, police said.

He was transported to Lakeside Hospital for treatment, where he spit in an officer's face, the report states.

Dewitt was later taken to Douglas County Corrections and booked on a misdemeanor warrant, obstruction of an officer, resisting arrest, third-degree domestic assault, disorderly conduct, first-degree false imprisonment, and assault on a police offcer with bodily fluids.