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Police: Rochester Man Arrested For Falsely Imprisoning Wife

Created: 04/15/2014 10:16 AM KAALtv.com

(ABC 6 News) - A Rochester woman says her husband tied her up and beat her with an electrical cord for several hours Sunday afternoon.

The woman says her husband, Abdullahi Sheikh, also threatened to kill her and had a potato that he was going to use as a gun silencer. He also allegedly smashed her phone when she tried to call for help.

The incident allegedly happened on the 1500 block of 50th street NW. The woman says her children were sleeping at the time.

Police say the woman eventually escaped and ran to a neighbor’s house for help. She says her husband had taken off with her car, but police found him around midnight at the Holiday Gas Station on 37th Street.

Sheikh is facing charges of domestic assault, terroristic threats and false imprisonment. Police say he also has a prior felony domestic assault charge on his record.

Abdullahi Sheikh
Photo: Olmsted County Adult Detention Center