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Teen says neighbor threatened to 'slaughter' him

"I got you now. I'm going to slaughter you,'' a Rochester teen said he heard as he ran from a knife-wielding neighbor Friday afternoon.

Now that neighbor, Ibrahim Abdirahman Mohamed, 18, of 950 11th Ave. N.W., No. 215, is charged in Olmsted District Court with felony second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon. He also is charged with felony harassment and misdemeanor giving police a false name. Unconditional bail has been set at $50,000 and conditional bail at $15,000. He returns to court May 4.

Police responded to the apartment building at 950 11th Ave. N.W. on a report of people fighting with knives. Officers talked to a 17-year-old boy who said two people jumped him outside the building. One, he said, was Mohamed.

The teen told police that Mohamed punched him in the head, that they exchanged punches, and that another person grabbed him and held him while Mohamed punched him.

The victim said he got away and that Mohamed pulled out a large, black, fixed-blade knife and held it with the blade angled down in a stabbing position. The victim said Mohamed chased him and yelled he would slaughter him.


According to the criminal complaint, several witnesses saw Mohamed chase the victim with the knife and get within five feet of him. The victim escaped in a neighbor's car.

Police located Mohamed as he was leaving the apartment. The complaint said Mohamed gave police a different name. Officers saw a surveillance video that allegedly shows Mohamed entering the building and carrying what looks like a knife sheath. Officers found a K-bar style fighting knife in Mohamed's apartment.

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