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Forum staff reports, Published May 17 2013

Suspect in Moorhead stabbing arrested in Valley City

MOORHEAD – A suspect in a stabbing that occurred in Moorhead May 11 was arrested this morning in Valley City, N.D.

According to a statement released by Moorhead Police this morning:

Zakariya Abdikarim, 26, Fargo, was arrested about 9:15 a.m. and taken to the Barnes County Jail on charges of possessing a stolen vehicle and on a Clay County warrant for first- and second-degree assault.

A vehicle theft charge is also pending in Clay Coun-ty District Court.

Moorhead police said earlier that Abdikarim was being sought in connection with a stabbing that hap-pened around 5:15 a.m. on May 11 during a social gathering at an apartment at 518 32nd Ave. S.

The victim of the assault, Michael Burciaga, 25, was taken to the hospital with what police said were non-life threatening injuries.

Moorhead police said the arrest this morning oc-curred after a Moorhead police investigator learned that Abdkarim was in Valley City.

Moorhead police said the investigation was assisted by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigations, and the Valley City Police Department.