Minnesota Woman Accused Of Threatening 'Suspicious' Muslim Couple At Gunpoint (Video)

| by Michael Allen

A Muslim couple reportedly found themselves held at gunpoint in a Maple Grove, Minnesota, neighborhood because a woman found them to be "suspicious."

Majida and Adly Abumayaleh were waiting in their car outside a house to pick up their teen son last Friday night at around 11:00 p.m when Nancy Knoble allegedly confronted them.

"She said, 'You are suspicious in this neighborhood, what are you doing at this time?'" Majida told KARE 11 (video below).

Majida claims Knoble told her to open her car window, but she was too scared to do anything, so Knoble went over to Adly's window.

"She pulled her rifle and said, 'Open the window or I'll shoot you guys,'" Adly stated.

"She said, 'Get out of car, you need to prove that your son is here.' I said, 'Ok.' So I got out of the car, and she put the gun in my back and said, 'Walk to the house,'" Adly recalled.

When the Muslim boy came out of the house, Knoble reportedly hid the gun from view and backed off.

Knoble was arrested at her nearby home by police early Saturday morning. Authorities reportedly found a pellet gun, which she allegedly pointed at the Muslim couple.

According to the Hennepin County Sheriff's office, Knoble was charged with assault, terroristic threats and terroristic threats-reckless disregard risk.

While the Abumayalehs claim Knoble threatened to shoot them, there was no mention of any threats related to terrorism in the KARE 11 report.

Knoble was not charged with a hate crime, which is a crime motivated by bigotry.

Sources: KARE 11, Hennepin County Sheriff
Image Credit: KARE 11 Screenshot