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(credit: Hennepin County Jail)

(credit: Hennepin County Jail)

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 36-year-old Minneapolis man is accused of beating a man in the head with a baseball bat near a light rail station in Minneapolis, according to charges filed in Hennepin County Court on Thursday.

Mohamed Ahmed Abufatima was charged with second-degree assault in connection with the incident.

According to court documents, police responded to a light rail station in Minneapolis on Tuesday on a report of a man being assaulted with a baseball bat. When authorities arrived, they spotted a man later identified as Abufatima grabbing the male victim by the shoulders.

The victim was beating screaming for help and bleeding from his head, according to the complaint. The victim told emergency personnel that Abufatima beat him in the head with a baseball bat as he was riding his bicycle home.

The victim was transported to the hospital and received multiple stitches to the back of his head. Abufatima was arrested and is still in custody and faces up to one year in jail and $14,000 in fines if convicted.

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