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Lincoln man hit brother with lamp in fight over who owned cats, police say
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Lincoln man hit brother with lamp in fight over who owned cats, police say

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A Lincoln man punched his brother and hit him with a lamp in an argument over ownership of their cats Wednesday, a police spokeswoman said.

The 35-year-old brother called police saying Kambiz Amjad, 39, was tearing up the apartment they lived in near 16th and E streets around 10 a.m., Officer Angela Sands said.

Officers knocked on the door, and the bloodied brother opened it slightly, but Amjad became upset and slammed it and began barricading the door, Sands said.

Police forced their way in and arrested Amjad.

He was taken to jail on suspicion of second-degree assault and resisting arrest.

The brother told police Amjad was angry during a discussion over who would keep their cats when he moved out, she said.

He then began destroying objects, and when his brother confronted him, Amjad hit him in the face and then beat him with a lamp, Sands said.

Police found a bloody lamp inside the apartment.

Reach the writer at 402-473-2657 or rjohnson@journalstar.com.

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