Reward offered in fatal attack on UW-Stout student

Hussain Saeed Alnahdi
Hussain Saeed Alnahdi

MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) – Reward money is being offered for information that leads to the conviction of the person who fatally attacked a University of Wisconsin-Stout student from Saudi Arabia.

Chancellor Bob Meyer and Police Chief Eric Atkinson announced a $15,000 reward from private donations and the university’s foundation Wednesday. Separately, the Council on American-Islamic Relations said it’s putting up $5,000 for information leading to the assailant who killed Hussain Saeed Alnahdi. The 24-year-old business administration student was beaten early Sunday morning while Halloween revelers were leaving the downtown Menomonie bar district.

Investigators say they still don’t know what motivated the crime and continue to conduct interviews and scan surveillance video from area businesses.

CAIR national director Nihad Awad says there’s a rising number of anti-Muslim incidents nationwide, which raises concerns about a possible bias motive in this case.

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