Attorney Joe Tamburino is questioning the lack of involvement from city
officials after a potential bomb threat was discovered in Minneapolis.
After Minneapolis police received a report about a dangerous situation
involving guns, they discovered two men with an SUV filled with weapons,
including guns and bomb-making materials. Attorney Tamburino, who represents
the man who made the anonymous tip, wonders why the city isn’t addressing
this dangerous situation more seriously.
On May 11, an anonymous citizen saw 2 men in a vehicle throwing food wrappers
out the window. After the well-meaning citizen asked the men to pick up
their trash, they got out of their car and began to fight with him, indicating
they had guns in their SUV. The man called 911 to report the suspicious,
threatening behavior. The Minneapolis police arrived at the scene, spotting
the men and their vehicle near the intersection of North 44th Avenue and Humboldt Avenue North.
Inside the vehicle, officers found a hand grenade, handgun, multiple assault
rifles, magazines, a large amount of ammunition, as well as computers,
drone parts, and other electronic equipment. According to the bomb squad,
the electronics in the vehicle could have been used to build a bomb. The
two men with the vehicle, Abdullah N. Al Rifahe, age 27, and Majid Al
Rifahe, age 26, are currently facing charges.
Abdullah N. Al Rifahe has been charged with a felony for carrying a pistol
in public without a permit, an offense he was convicted of only last December.
While he still remains behind bars, the second man involved, Majid Al
Rifahe was charged only with assault and disorderly conduct and has since
been released from jail. The citizen who initiated the report, Attorney
Tamburino’s client, says the released suspect recently returned
to the area the vehicle was reported, where Majid Al Rifahe made a threatening
gesture toward him. Attorney Tamburino filed restraining orders against
both suspects on behalf of his client.
Recently, the FBI confirmed their knowledge of the arrests, and the Minneapolis
police told the media that the investigation remains open. However, despite
FBI involvement, the local officials seem to be sparing little attention
for this threatening situation. Attorney Tamburino told ABC Eyewitness
News, “They had guns, they had ammo, they had a grenade. Where is
the mayor? Where are the county commissioners? We need to be talking about
this. This was a dangerous situation."
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