BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (FOX 9) - Community members are standing in solidarity after an imam was assaulted while crossing the street on his way to the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, Minnesota Thursday night.
According to the Bloomington Police Department, officers responded to the area of 82nd Avenue and Park Avenue shortly after 10 p.m. on a report of an assault.
Police said the 50-year-old victim was walking to Dar Al-Farooq when two people, described as being in their late teens or early twenties, approached and began assaulting him.
The victim suffered a non-life-threatening upper-body injury and was transported to Fairview Southdale Hospital.
Community members are standing in solidarity with the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center after an Imam was attacked Thursday night. (FOX 9)
Police searched the area, but did not find the two suspects.
Friday afternoon, people rallied outside the Islamic center following the attack.
The assault remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Bloomington Police Department at 952-563-4900.
Community members rallying outside the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center after Thursday night's attack. (FOX 9)