Police in Norman, Okla., shot Mark James Riedel, 47, after he threatened to shoot cars and “anything that looks Muslim,” the Norman Transcript reports.
Riedel is listed in stable condition at a local hospital.
News 9 reports Riedel called 911 saying, “I’m dealing with some severe mental illness,” and the call escalated from there. When asked by the dispatcher for his location, he said, “I’m sure you can get that off the caller ID.” “And I’m going to go out there and just start shooting anything that looks like a Muslim after what they did to France.”
In a second 911 call, Riedel threatened, “I’m just going to start shooting at cars.”
Mark James Riedel was shot by police officers who responded to the scene after being told repeatedly to drop his weapon.
The officers have been placed on administrative leave. No charges have been filed against Mark Riedel.
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