MENOMONIE, Wis. (KMSP) - Menomonie Police have identified a suspect in the death of student Hussain Alnahdi. Police also say they haven’t found any evidence that suggest the death of Alnahdi was a hate crime.
Hussain Alnahdi, 24, died on Oct. 31., after being assaulted over the weekend in downtown Menomonie.
“Over the past twenty days the Menomonie Police Department (MPD) along with our partnering agencies diligently investigated the circumstances surrounding Hussain Alnahdi’s death. The investigation included interviews of persons out-of-state and examinations of various evidence. Through the course of the investigation the MPD hasn’t found any evidence that would suggest the death of Hussain Alnahdi was a hate crime.”
The suspect is not a UW-Stout student or a resident of Dunn County. The name of the suspect is being withheld pending charges from the Dunn County District Attorney’s Office.
Police say the investigation is ongoing and anyone with information relating to the incident should contact investigator Kelly Pollock at 715-231-8511.
University of Wisconsin-Stout statement
The Menomonie Police Department today issued a news release that indicates it has a suspect in the assault and death of Hussain Saeed Alnahdi. The release also indicates that the suspect is not a UW-Stout student, is not a resident of Dunn County and there is no evidence of the assault constituting a hate crime.
This is a statement from Doug Mell, executive director of Communications and External Relations:
“As a university, we would like to express our appreciation of the efforts of the Menomonie Police Department that have brought this case to this point, and we pledge our support for their efforts to bring this suspect to justice.
“Our continued thoughts and prayers go out to Hussain’s family and friends.”
UW-Stout will have no further comment on this case because it is an ongoing investigation.