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Abdel Mustafa Arrested for 2011 Cruz Bay Knife Fight

Abdel Mohammed Mustafa

V.I. Police Department officers on St. John arrested Abdel Mohammed Mustafa based on an arrest warrant charging him with Assault Third Degree and Carrying or Using a Dangerous Weapon in connection to a crime that occurred on November 28, 2011 at the Bay Side Mini Mart in Cruz Bay.

VIPD officers said Mustafa stabbed a male victim several times with a knife.

Mustafa, 22 was arrested at about 12:45 p.m. Thursday, March 15. He was placed on a $25,000 bail and remanded to the custody of the Bureau of

Corrections pending further court action.

In November Mustafa created a disturbance inside the Bay Side Mini Mart, according to VIPD officers.

Witnesses said the suspect attacked a male customer by stabbing him several times in this right arm and lower back. The victim was treated at the

Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center and then transported to the Roy L. Schneider Regional Hospital and Medical Center for further treatment.

Mustafa was also arrested on July 14 when he attempted to flee the jurisdiction by boarding a flight to San Juan following a shooting at a St. Thomas grocery store.

At that time VIPD officers said Mustafa got into an argument with a customer at that store and later discharged shots at the vehicle in which the victim was driving.