A Minnesota woman was severely beaten for wearing an American flag shirt, according to reports.
Paul Peter Jal was charged with multiple crimes including felony counts of 2nd-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and 3rd-degree assault.
Jal has a lengthy criminal history.
A warrant has been issued for a man accused of severely beating a woman for wearing an American flag shirt.
Paul Peter Jal, 23, was charged Tuesday in Blue Earth County Court with felony counts of 2nd-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, 3rd-degree assault – substantial bodily harm, and threats of violence.
According to local police, the woman was soaking wet when they arrived and bleeding from the nose with a swollen face.
Jal allegedly took the woman’s phone and broke it when she called 911.
According to a police report, when officers arrived at the apartment complex, they found that the woman was “soaking wet” and was “bleeding from the nose,” with a swollen face. Police officers also saw that broken plastic was on the kitchen floor in addition to “several cell phones that had cracks on the screen.”
The woman told police officers that Paul Peter Jal attacked her after he got “upset” that she was wearing an American flag shirt.
The woman told police that Jal “grabbed her neck and restricted her airway,” in addition to punching her.
The woman also said that, at one point, Jal attacked her with a towel rack that was ripped off the wall, threatening to kill her, officials said.