Prison escapee Timothy Clausen has been captured.
The Nebraska State Patrol reports Clausen was taken into custody shortly after 6 o’clock this evening at a residence in north Omaha.
Authorities began to concentrate their search for Clausen in Omaha after learning he had fled to Omaha shortly after escaping from the state-run Lincoln Correctional Center Friday morning.
Clausen had cut his hair, shaved his beard, and changed clothing. Authorities found a handgun nearby when they arrested Clausen.
NSP says leads developed by law enforcement during the manhunt led to the arrest.
Officers from the Nebraska State Patrol, Omaha Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff’s, U.S. Marshal’s Service, and the Metro Fugitive Task Force took Clausen into custody without incident.
“Clausen’s arrest is the culmination of a lot of hard work and long hours by law enforcement from multiple agencies,” NSP Supt. Brad Rice said in a written statement released by his office. “Our citizens were also a valuable resource and we would like to thank each and every one of them who called to provide a tip or information.”
Clausen, who is 52, has been taken the Tecumseh State Correctional Institute.
Clausen and 37-year-old Armon Dixon escaped from the Lincoln Correctional Center on Friday. Authorities arrested Dixon without incident Saturday in Lincoln.