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Lincoln police investigating the assault on a teenage girl last week as a possible hate crime are reviewing video evidence.

While police have said the incident itself was not caught on video, multiple people were recorded in the area at the time and may be possible witnesses, according to Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister.

The assault was reported May 22. A 17-year-old Muslim girl said she was attacked by two white men while walking near South Coddington Avenue and West A Street. The two men had been making derogatory and threatening comments as they approached her before knocking her to the ground and kicking her.

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The victim sought treatment at a nearby hospital after sustaining cuts to her forearms and both sides of her face.

Police are still working to identify the two men, and the community has been helpful in the investigation and responsive to questions, according to Bliemeister.

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to call police at 402-441-6000 or submit an anonymous tip to Lincoln Crimestoppers at 402-475-3600.

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