According to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, airport police were responding to a report of suspicious persons in the terminal’s car rental ramp around 9:30 p.m. As the officers were interacting with one vehicle on the parking ramp, the MUSLIM driver of a 2nd vehicle deliberately tried to run them down.
CBS (h/t Oliver G) A press release states that police shot at the vehicle. The Muslim driver was taken to a nearby hospital. His condition is not known. Authorities identified the suspect Sunday as 36-year-old Abdulkadir Sheikh Mahmoud. Once he’s out of the hospital, he’ll be facing aggravated assault charges.
Sheriff Rich Stanek said officers were interacting with a vehicle when a second vehicle intentionally drove at officers who were on foot. The suspect in the vehicle, identified as Mahmoud, attempted to run over the officers and he was shot. Authorities said the suspect drove at officers without notice or provocation.
The release also states that an officer was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Stanek said they believe the incident was isolated and does not appear to have any ties to homeland security.