Suspects Charged in Assault of Bloomington Imam

For Immediate release - August 14, 2020

Petitions for charges against two juveniles were filed in recent days related to last Thursday’s felony assault of a Bloomington resident walking in the 8200 block of Park Ave. The victim, an Imam at Dar Al Farooq, is still recovering from an upper body injury he sustained in the assault. 

A 16 year old male from Bloomington was charged with Assault 3rd Degree-Substantial Bodily Harm (Felony) (Aid/Abet) by the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office. A 13 year old was also charged in the assault.   
Based on statements from the victim and one of the suspects, we do not believe at this time, bias or hate was a motivating factor.