Abukar Ibrahim attacks elderly Meals-On-Wheels volunteer in VT with machete


Early Friday, police in Shelburne, Vermont received a call about a man with a knife smashing out car windows at Harbor Place, a local hotel that provides temporary emergency housing services.

Upon arrival, police learned the knife-wielding man had also attacked a 73-year-old Meals on Wheels volunteer who was dropping off meals at the location.

The attacker, identified as Abukar Ibrahim, 32, reportedly barricaded himself into a room at the hotel for over two hours, before finally emerging. The police took Ibrahim into custody, and he is now facing attempted murder charges. He is being held at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility, and is scheduled to be arraigned before a judge on Monday.

The victim was taken to the hospital with multiple injuries, but was later released with a “significant leg wound,” according to WCAX News.

Corporal Marcoux says the Shelburne Police Department gets a fair number of calls, responding to Harbor Place.

“I think anytime you put a lot of people in a place, not necessarily Harbor Place, but any place, the more contact people have with others, especially under trying circumstances, I think generates more calls,” he said.

WCAX News said it is “unclear what provoked the attack.” CLICK HERE to watch a news broadcast video of the incident.

No further information has been provided yet about Ibrahim. He was described in the news report as a “Burlington man,” indicating he lives in Burlington, Vermont.

One Twitter user commenting on the news stated that this is the second machete attacked to happen in just a few months.


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