Just 52 miles from Minneapolis, Farah was spotted gnawing on raw meat in the downtown Third Street NW area on July 12 before turning even more feral. According to WND, Farah soon turned his attention from the bloody meat to bystanders, chasing them with a knife and threatening to kill them all.
Witnesses explained that Farah first confronted citizens while eating uncooked beef, holding out his knife and asking people if they wanted to “play games.” Farah was quickly told to leave the area by locals, prompting him to later return with a more sinister motive.
A complaint filed in Rice County Court alleges that Abdinzak Ahmed Farah, 29, was in the Third Street NW area July 12, pointing a knife and threatening to kill anyone who called police. The call followed alleged odd behavior by Farah earlier that day. A witness told officers that Farah was eating raw beef with the same knife and holding the knife to patrons, asking them to play games.
Farah was asked to leave the area, but returned, again holding the knife to people as he spoke with them. He was reportedly told to leave a second time, but later began chasing several people and threw the knife toward them.
When a witness confronted Farah about chasing the individuals, he reportedly threatened to kill that person and threw the knife to the ground. The witness then told Farah police were being notified, to which Farah said “I will kill whoever calls the police.” The witness restrained Farah until police arrived.
Farah was charged with two counts of second-degree assault and threatening violence, all felonies, and fourth-degree damage to property.