Omaha police identify UNO student accused of pulling a knife on another student


Omaha police have identified the UNO student suspected of pulling a pocket knife on another student Wednesday at the Criss Library as Leo Labogen, 21.

Labogen allegedly had three knives on him when he was taken into police custody Wednesday morning. He was booked into the Douglas County jail on suspicion of attempted felony assault and three counts of carrying a concealed weapon, according to a police report.

A UNO student told officers that Labogen was talking loudly on his cellphone about 9:50 a.m. inside the campus library. So Valle asked Labogen to continue the call outside and an argument ensued.


According to the report, Labogen then showed the student his pocket knife. A witness tried to intervene when Labogen pulled out a second pocket knife, police said.

Three students restrained him before UNO security officers took over. Bystanders said Labogen was “shouting death threats, that he was going to slit people’s throats and kill those guys” as he was held down.

No students were injured during the altercation.

Counselors were called to the library to talk to the students involved in the incident. UNO officials said counseling is also available to students who witnessed the incident and said to call 402-554-2409.



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