Brother of the MN mall stabber that was praised by ISIS sitting in Cass County Jail

Published: Sep. 21, 2016 at 12:57 PM CDT
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The brother of Dahir Adan, the man shot and killed after going on a stabbing rampage at a St. Cloud, Minnesota mall, remains an inmate at the Cass County Jail and asked to be furloughed Wednesday to attend his brother’s funeral.

Abdullahi Adan remains behind bars after being arrested for drugs back in June of this year in Fargo. During a traffic stop, an officer smelled marijuana, detained Adan and two other men, and subsequently found various amounts of drugs and over a thousand dollars in cash in the vehicle.

Adan also has a pending appeal with the North Dakota Supreme Court after being arrested in the western part of the state late last year, officers again finding a large amount of marijuana.

Abdullahi Adan is also part of a group of inmates suing the Cass County Jail, alleging pork had been included in their meals. As the men are Muslim, their religion does not permit them to ingest pork.

The Cass County Jail also tells Valley News Live there is an ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) detainer issued against Abdullahi Adan. And ICE detainer is a request to hold a person for an additional 48 hours after their release date in order for federal authorities to decide whether or not to take them into their custody for the purposes of deportation. Jail officials say it's not uncommon for this to be issued against someone accused of a felony, because if convicted it could change their immigration status.

Stay will Valley News Live for continuing updates on this developing story.