A suspect, and his friend, are charged with attacking the suspect’s sister and her fiancee.
Law enforcement authorities claim 20-year-old Ahmed Tuma was angry his sister was involved in a relationship with another woman. He allegedly saw this as shameful and against the Muslim faith.
According to KLKN News last Thursday, 7 November, the lesbian pair arrived at their Lincoln, Nebraska home; Tuma and Nathan Marks ran up to them. Tuma allegedly tried to hit his sister with a crowbar.
The two woman were able to safely return to their car. Police claim Tuma struck the vehicle with the crowbar.
Although the two women drove away, Tuma and Marks followed in Marks’ pickup truck. They rammed the vehicle until the couple were able to escape and notify the police.
‘They were in fear for their lives, he [Tuma] had made some verbal threats to kill the sister,’ Officer Katie Flood, with the Lincoln Police Department, said as reported by KLKN.
Tuma was arrested and charged with attempted second degree assault, criminal mischief, two counts of terroristic threats and use of a weapon to commit a felony. Except for the use of a weapon charge, all the others include a hate crime provision.
Marks was charged with aiding and abetting terroristic threats and aiding and abetting use of a weapon to commit a felony.
Both suspects will be arraigned in the coming week.