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Police in Nebraska investigate attack as possible hate crime

May 24, 2019

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Police in Lincoln, Nebraska, are investigating an assault on a Muslim woman as a possible hate crime.

Police tell the Lincoln Journal Star that the 18-year-old victim was walking Wednesday night in west Lincoln when two white men approached her, made derogatory comments and threats and then knocked her to the ground and kicked her. No arrests had been reported by Thursday afternoon.

Police Chief Bliemeister said his agency "will not tolerate hate crimes."

The Council on American-Islamic Relations is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the attackers.