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Police say Lincoln man used hatchet in attack on woman

February 5, 2021 GMT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Police in Lincoln arrested a man in a domestic assault case, accusing him of attacking his girlfriend with a hatchet.

On Thursday, police arrested Nathan Ueding, 29, of Lincoln, on suspicion of second-degree assault, use of a deadly weapon, strangulation, making terroristic threats and false imprisonment, the Lincoln Journal Star reported. The woman told officers that Ueding assaulted her Thursday morning, hitting her several times with a hatchet and not allowing her to leave the home for several hours, police said.

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Police reported that the woman had significant bruising and injuries all over her body from the attack. Officers later found Ueding waiting in a vehicle outside the woman’s workplace Thursday night and arrested him, police said.