UW-Stout student from Saudi Arabia dies after weekend assault; no one in custody

MENOMONIE — A student at the University of Wisconsin-Stout has died after he was injured in a weekend assault in Menomonie.

The university's chancellor sent a letter to students and staff on Monday, October 31st saying 24-year-old Hussain Saeed Alnahdi died from injuries he received early Sunday.

Chancellor Bob Meyer said in his letter that Alnahdi was from Buraydah, Saudi Arabia, and was a junior majoring in business administration. He started attending UW-Stout in 2015.

Menomonie police are still investigating.

Meyer also made a personal plea for anyone with information about the assault to come forward so police can find the person responsible.

The assault occurred shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday in downtown Menomonie, near Topper's Pizza.

Police were dispatched to the scene for a report of a physical altercation, and when they arrived, they located an unconscious man bleeding from his mouth and nose.

Witnesses at the scene told police the victim had been assaulted by a white man who was about six feet tall. Witnesses said the suspect fled the scene prior to the arrival of police.

Alnahdi was initially taken to Mayo Clinic Health System in Menomonie, and then airlifted to Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire.