- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 13, 2016

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Officers say some people playing “Pokemon Go” accidentally interfered with a search for a mysterious man who’d fled from a Lincoln convenience store where a clerk was killed last week.

The incident occurred around 2 a.m. Wednesday. Police say a store security guard noticed the man, who was dressed in camouflage clothing, wearing a hood, gloves, sunglasses and a bandanna over his face. The guard asked the man to remove his bandanna, but he ran off instead.

Sgt. Randy Clark said officers reported later than a police dog taken to the scene to track the man got distracted by the scents of some people engrossed in the popular new smartphone game nearby.

Police say they don’t think the man sought is connected to the slaying of store employee Robert Hanna.

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