A Lincoln man is behind bars after allegedly strangling his sister during a confrontation.
Lincoln Police say around 10:30 Monday night, officers were called to the U-Stop gas station near 21st and K Street for a report of an in-progress assault. When officers got to the scene, they made contact with nearly a dozen people.
Officers determined that that two groups of people had arrived at the U-Stop with the original purpose of helping an eighteen year old female victim recover her clothes from her family’s house. The woman had recently been kicked out because her family disapproved of her relationship with her boyfriend.
After the victim and her boyfriend arrived at the U-Stop, the victim’s brother, 22 year old Faisal Haji, and other family members arrived. According to the victim, multiple witnesses and video surveillance, Faisal grabbed the victim around the throat in a choke hold, strangling her, and then dragged her into a vehicle. The victim also reported that her brother had punched her in the face several times.
Officers located the victim and Faisal at his residence where he was arrested for Felony Strangulation and Third Degree Assault.