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Charges dismissed against Willmar man who allegedly stabbed another with knife

The charges against Abdikani Ibrahim — five felonies for allegedly assaulting a man after forcing his way into the man's Willmar apartment in July — have been dismissed. The Kandiyohi County Attorney’s Office dismissed the case after the State was unable to locate the victim.

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WILLMAR — All charges against Abdikani Noor Ibrahim have been dismissed after the prosecution was unable to locate the alleged victim prior to the start of the jury trial.

The jury trial had been set to begin at 8:30 a .m. Wednesday in the Kandiyohi County Courthouse in Willmar. However, the Kandiyohi County Attorney's Office dismissed the case on Monday.

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Abdikani Noor Ibrahim

Ibrahim, 25, of Willmar, had been charged with two felony counts of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and three felony counts of first-degree burglary. According to the amended criminal complaint, Ibrahim attempted on July 23, 2021, to enter the southwest Willmar apartment of a man he previously knew. When denied entrance, he allegedly stabbed the man with a knife multiple times.

Willmar police officers who responded to the scene observed two knife wounds on the alleged victim's right forearm, one on his left temple and one on his left shin.

The man used a screwdriver to defend himself, causing Ibrahim to flee the apartment with the alleged victim giving chase.

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Ibrahim then allegedly shot the man with a BB gun. Officers observed multiple wounds on his left side and two of the wounds still had what appeared to be silver-colored metal BBs inside, according to the amended criminal complaint.

Ibrahim told law enforcement that the alleged victim immediately started to stab him with a screwdriver when he opened the apartment door.

Law enforcement collected a screwdriver from the apartment, a knife from Ibrahim and a BB gun from under a vending machine in the area. Ibrahim told law enforcement that the blood on the knife was his own and that the alleged victim was unhurt while stabbing him.

The alleged victim was transported to Carris Health — Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar where he received stitches to his hand.

Shelby Lindrud is a reporter with the West Central Tribune of Willmar. Her focus areas are arts and entertainment, agriculture, features writing and the Kandiyohi County Board.

She can be reached via email slindrud@wctrib.com or direct 320-214-4373.


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