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Saudi student dies after assault outside Wisconsin pizza joint

MENOMONIE, Wis. -- 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 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.

CBS Minnesota reports that Alnahdi came to 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.

Anyone with information about the assault should call Menomonie Police Investigator Kelly Pollock at 715-231-8511.

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