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UW-Stout international student dies after assault

November 2, 2016

An international student at UW-Stout died after being assaulted in downtown Menomonie on Sunday, Oct. 30.

Hussain Saeed Alnahdi, 24, was a junior at UW-Stout from Saudi Arabia studying business. Alnahdi enrolled at the university in 2015.

Alnahdi was found unconscious by police Sunday around 2 a.m. He was taken to a hospital in Eau Claire where he died Monday from the injuries sustained in the attack.

According to the Menomonie Police Department, no arrests have been made and police have yet to determine what prompted the attack. However, according to a statement released by the Menomonie Police Department Monday, it is being treated as a homicide.

Witnesses at the scene told police that the person who assaulted Alnahdi was a white male about six feet tall.