Man arrested after reportedly displaying firearm and running from police

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A 43-year-old man was arrested Tuesday after reportedly displaying a firearm and running from police officers.

According to St. Joseph Police Capt. Jeff Wilson, shortly before noon, officers responded to the area of 800 S. 6th Street in reference to a call reporting a man who possibly displayed a firearm.

Once in the area, an officer located the man who fled on foot. After a short foot pursuit, the man was arrested in the area of 800 Mary Street. Officers located a BB gun on the path of the foot pursuit.

The man was identified as Lawrence R. Kieser Jr. According to Wilson, Kieser has an active probation warrant for his arrest.

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