Lewiston man indicted in connection with broken bottle stabbing

Posted Nov. 07, 2013, at 6:03 a.m.
Mahad Hassan of Lewiston appears during his initial appearance at 8th District Court in Lewiston on Wednesday. Hassan is charged in connection with Tuesday night's stabbing of Abdi Bihi.
Daryn Slover | Sun Journal
Mahad Hassan of Lewiston appears during his initial appearance at 8th District Court in Lewiston on Wednesday. Hassan is charged in connection with Tuesday night's stabbing of Abdi Bihi.

LEWISTON, Maine — A local 25-year-old man who allegedly stabbed another man in September was indicted on assault charges Wednesday.

Mahad Hassan of Lewiston was indicted by an Androscoggin County grand jury on charges of aggravated assault and elevated aggravated assault.

Hassan is accused of using a broken bottle to stab 33-year-old Abdi Bihi in the face, neck, arms and back on the evening of Sept. 3 inside Hassan’s 214 Blake St. apartment.

Bihi survived his injuries. At a later court appearance, Hassan claimed he was forced to stab Bihi when the man came at him in a threatening manner.

Hassan has remained jailed since his arrest.

 

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