MINNEAPOLIS -- A Minnesota man has lowered his Nazi flag amid a torrent of complaints.

Residents of a Lauderdale neighborhood first noticed the flag in Robert Walter's yard on Wednesday. The flag was flying next door to a Jewish family's home.

Walter ordered the flag through the mail and put it up because he liked the pattern. He said the flag is a German navy flag and insisted he's not a neo-Nazi since the German navy didn't round up Jews. Nevertheless, he took the flag down after receiving a flood of calls from people complaining.

City Administrator Heather Butkowski says the city has no plans to confront Walter over the flag, saying he has a First Amendment right to fly it.