Police investigating an assault on Muslim woman as possible hate crime.

26 days ago

Lincoln news, Nebraska news.

Police told Lincoln Journal Star that the 18-year-old victim was walking Wednesday night in Lincoln's West when two white men approached her, made derogatory comments and threats, and then threw her ground and he kicked. Police said the woman had bruises and cuts in her forearm and both sides of her face.

Chief of Police Jeff Bliemeister said the threats and comments from the attackers led the police to open a hate crime investigation into the assault.

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