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Nebraska man attacked relative for being gay

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Ahmed Tuma Photo: Lincoln Journal Star
Ahmed Tuma
Photo: Lincoln Journal Star

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln police say a 20-year-old man attacked a relative with a crowbar because she’s gay, and investigators are treating the attack as a hate crime.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that police on Friday arrested Ahmed Mohammed Tuma on suspicion of attempted assault, criminal mischief and making terroristic threats. The counts carry a hate crime enhancement.

Police say Tuma and a friend decided to confront the woman about being engaged to another woman. Police say Tuma tried to hit the woman with a crowbar as she got out of her car.

She retreated to the car and locked the door, and police say Tuma smashed her window and windshield, then rammed her car with his pickup.

Police say Tuma indicated that he believes the woman disgraced his family.

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