Pavel Kislyak

Pavel Kislyak

LINCOLN--A Lincoln Regional Center patient and former resident of York County has been recaptured after escaping the facility.

According to Lincoln Police Department, shortly after 5 p.m. Monday Pavel Kislyak, 44, scaled a barbed-wire fence, escaping the facility.

The Lincoln Police Department worked in tandem with the Lancaster County Sheriff Department and the Nebraska State Patrol in the subsequent manhunt. The nearly three-hour search ended at 9:48 p.m. when police apprehended Kislyak near Highway 77 and Warlick Boulevard. The capture was without incident, and Kislyak was returned to the Lincoln Regional Center.

Multiple K9 units, the Nebraska State Patrol helicopter and dozens of officers were utilized, but on its Facebook page the Lincoln Police Department also credited watchful citizens for Kislyak’s capture.

In March 2019, Kislyak was booked into Lancaster County Jail, being charged of terroristic threats and assault of a health care professional. Kislyak was later admitted to the Regional Center after being found not competent to stand trial.

Kislyak also has a long criminal history in York County. Most notably, in 2012 Kislyak was charged with felony assault of an officer, interfering with government operations, willful reckless driving and making terroristic threats. The charges were dropped after he was deemed not competent to stand trial.

Kislyak was admitted to the Lincoln Regional Center in 2011.

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