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Omaha police arrest man accused of attack over mask-wearing

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Posted at 10:24 AM, Jul 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-28 11:24:19-04

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police have arrested a man accused of attacking and shooting another man in the neck with a BB gun for wearing a face mask.

Our partners at the Omaha World-Herald report the incident happened Tuesday in the vestibule of a midtown grocery store as one man was leaving and another was entering. Police say one of the men was not wearing a mask and ran up to and spit on the other man, who was wearing a mask. A fight ensued, and police say the unmasked man pulled out a BB-gun replica of a pistol and shot the other man. The injured man said when he demanded to know why he was attacked, the unmasked man responded, “You're on the other team.”

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