Brothers with Middle East ties arrested with arsenal in Minneapolis

Abdullah Alrifahe and Majid Alrifahe were arrested after police car search revealed a loaded AK-47, bomb-making materials, and a drone.

Growing Concern Over Brothers Arrested With Guns, Bomb-Making Materials

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – There are growing concerns about the arrest of two brothers with ties to the Middle East who authorities say had an arsenal with bomb-making materials, guns and ammunition in their car. Twenty-seven-year-old Abdullah Alrifahe and 26-year-old Majid Alrifahe were arrested on May 11 in north Minneapolis.


Abdullah is being held in the Hennepin County Jail. His brother, Majid, has been released and is facing minor charges.

WCCO-TV has confirmed that both Homeland Security and the FBI are involved in the investigation, which started outside a federally-subsidized senior housing project. A good Samaritan confronted the men about littering from their car.