Police: Oklahoma Man Called 911, Threatened To Shoot Muslims Over France Attack (Video)

| by Michael Allen
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Mark James Riedel was shot by police in Norman, Oklahoma, on Nov. 15 after allegedly calling 911 and threatening to shoot "anything that looks like a Muslim after what they did to France" (video below).

Riedel told the 911 dispatcher he was "dealing with some severe mental illness," notes KWTV. After the 911 operator asked Riedel his location, he allegedly replied, "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."

Riedel reportedly hung up, but called back and added, "It's no emergency. You guys seem to be ignoring me. I'm just going to start shooting at cars," and then hung up again. Police had already arrived outside the house at this point.

Riedel walked outside of his home with a handgun, was told by police to put the gun down, but allegedly refused to do so, so officers fired at him, notes The Norman Transcript.

Riedel is in stable condition at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. The police who shot him, Lt. Clay Bolin and Officer Edward Nickerson, have been placed on administrative leave during an investigation into the incident.

Riedel has not been formally charged yet.

Sources: KWTV, The Norman Transcript / Photo credit: KWTV Screenshot