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June 23, 2015

Rochester - Abbas Abdirahman Arrested for Attempted Stabbing at Mosque

(Medeshi)-  Rochester Man Arrested for Attempted Stabbing at Mosque.
Abbas Abdirahman Mohamed
Photo: Olmsted County Adult Detention Center

A Rochester man is in custody after a dispute while he was waiting in line to get food at the downtown Mosque.
Police say they received a call on Sunday night about a man being impatient at the Masjed Abubakar Siddiq Mosque on North Broadway.
Police say Abbas Abdirahman Mohamed threw a chair at a server, then tried to stab a volunteer several times with a knife. When police arrived, they say Mohamed had left the scene.
The following night officers arrived at the 500 block of 3rd Avenue SE and spotted Mohamed outside of a building. Authorities says when they arrested Mohamed, they found steak knives in his backpack.
Mohamed is facing potential charges of second degree assault and disorderly conduct.
-Source : KAALtv