A Rochester man is being held on $5,000 unconditional bond after he allegedly threatened a downtown parking ramp security guard with the pointed end of a sharpened stick.
Mahamed Adan Abikar, 26, appeared in Olmsted County District Court Monday morning on a single charge of felony second-degree assault. Judge Joseph Chase set unconditional bond at $5,000. Chase did not set conditional bond.
Rochester police were called around 4:20 a.m. Sunday to the parking ramp at 19 Second St. SE, according to Capt. Casey Moilanen.
As the officer arrived, he saw Abikar "charging toward the parking ramp security guard with the pointed end of a sharpened stick," according to court records.
The officer drew his taser and ordered Abikar to drop the stick. Abikar was taken into custody without incident.
The security guard told police Abikar has been trespassed from the parking structure but continues to return.
"The prior day, Abikar told the guard he would kill him," court records read. "Shortly before the assault, Abikar was found in the parking structure stairwell with the sharpened stick. When confronted, Abikar told the guard several times that he was going to stab him and kill him, and then charged at the guard."
The guard was not injured and was able to "keep Abikar at bay with mace spray until police arrived."
Abikar's next appearance in court is scheduled for Oct. 21.