On Friday, March 24th, 47-year-old Kelvin Porter, of Bloomington, Minnesota, allegedly stabbed and bit a man, he stated to police officers after his arrest that he hates Muslims.
The incident occurred late on Friday night, at 19th and Riverside avenues, surveillance footage near the area captured the incident. Reports reveal that Kelvin approached the victim and began to argue with the victim, soon after, he started to bite and stab him waving his knife in a slashing motion. A passerby aided the victim by throwing a trash can a Kelvin to subdue him.
The victim was treated at the scene, he suffered wounds to his hands, face, abdomen and left shoulder.
Porter was arrested and interviewed over the attck, he told police officers, that he “tried to stab the Somalian in the neck.” He went on to state, “I hate Muslims,”.
Kelvin Porter has been charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and is being held on a $50,000 bail. If convicted, he faces up to seven years in prison or a $14,000 fine.
CAIR are challenging the charges given protesting that the crime should be elevated to a hate crime, CAIR Minnesota Chapter Executive Director Jaylani Hussein states “The suspect’s own statements, as related to police, would indicate an apparent bias motive that should result in additional charges or enhanced sentencing if he is found guilty,”.
The courts have not yet commented on the request.