Omaha police arrest man accused of attack over mask-wearing

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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.

The Omaha World-Herald reports 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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