A 25-year-old Lincoln man allegedly cut his older brother’s neck during an argument that began Tuesday night when the older brother’s 1-month-old baby’s crying woke the younger man.

Police found Nawaf Khalaf, 208 W. Dawes Ave., walking in a grassy area near First and Benton streets and arrested him on suspicion of second-degree assault and using a weapon to commit a felony, said Officer Angela Sands.

The 31-year-old brother told police Khalaf lives with him and his wife, and became upset when his and his wife’s baby was crying shortly after 10 p.m. and woke him up.

Khalaf became aggressive toward his wife and the brothers got into a shoving match, Sands said. The older brother said he thought Khalaf had hit him in the neck then noticed blood and saw a pair of scissors in his brother’s hand.

The older brother was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

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Margaret Reist is a Lincoln native, the mom of three high school graduates now navigating college and an education junkie who covers students, teachers and policymakers inside and outside the K-12 classroom.

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