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Tuesday, January 01, 2019 02:49 PM

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Kentucky Man Arrested After Waving Airsoft Rifle And Spraying Nazi Graffiti Outside Lexington Shopping Center

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A man is behind bars after police say he was waving an airsoft rifle and spraying Nazi graffiti outside a Lexington shopping center.

Police say they received a call of a man wearing a ski mask and black clothing waving a rifle outside the Men's Warehouse on Vendor Way in Hamburg, Ky.

When police arrived, they found Joshua Grubbs, 42, who dropped a rifle and ran toward Best Buy, where he was arrested.

Police charged Grubbs with disorderly conduct, and they believe he was spray painting Nazi symbols on the building. They also believe he spray painted the airsoft gun black to make it appear like an assault rifle.

Authorities are unaware if he has any connections with Nazi groups.