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Man Attacked Relative for Being Gay

Monday Nov 11, 2013

LINCOLN - Lincoln police said 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.

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 said Tuma and a friend decided to confront the woman about being engaged to another woman. Police said 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 said Tuma smashed her window and windshield, then rammed her car with his pickup.

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

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