A US woman has been shot while trying to remove a Nazi flag from someone’s front yard in the state of Oklahoma. Garfield County Sheriff’s office said the woman had been at a party nearby when she took one of two flags being flown outside Alexander Feaster’s home. Mr Feaster, 44, then reportedly shot her in the back with a semi-automatic rifle as she ran away.
The 26-year-old woman is expected to recover from her injuries and Mr Feaster is being held in custody.
Sherriff Jody Helm said the woman was found lying in a ditch with four gunshot wounds after deputies responded to a call early on Sunday morning. Sherriff Helm initially suggested the woman had tried to steal the swastika-emblazoned flag for a dare, but in an interview with NBC News she said there was “conflicting information” surrounding the woman’s motive.