MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO)– The Dar Al-Qalam Cultural Center in Northeast Minneapolis was vandalized Sunday morning when the security cameras were ripped off the walls.
Around 2:40 a.m., the center’s security camera footage shows a man removing the cameras and smashing them. He was there five minutes before fleeing.
Abdifatah Abdi, executive director of Al-Qalam Cultural Center says he believes this is the same person who broke into several cars at the center about a week ago.
Abdi also says that earlier this month someone broke into his car at the mosque and then went to his home.
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Authorities ask anyone with information about the vandalism to call the Minneapolis Police Department.
The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is asking authorities to investigate the motive for the vandalism.