LEWISTON — Police are seeking a 19-year-old local man with a long criminal history wanted in an April 12 stabbing on Bartlett Street.

Abdi Ibrahim Lewiston Police Department

Police secured an arrest warrant for Abdi Ibrahim on a charge of elevated aggravated assault, a Class A crime punishable by up to 30 years in prison.

The stabbing sent a 19-year-old to Central Maine Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition, police said.

Police said they received a call shortly before 7:30 p.m. of a stabbing at 142 Bartlett St. and found Mohamaed Ionis of Portland with several wounds to his midsection.

Police said the attack appeared to involve at least three suspects with varying degrees of involvement.

Detectives reviewed footage from several videos and interviewed potential witnesses.


Anyone who has seen Ibrahim or has information on his whereabouts is asked to call a dispatcher at 207-784-6421, but police cautioned not to approach or try to apprehend him.

Ibrahim had been charged with four counts of arson stemming from fires that burned four apartment buildings and a garage on Bartlett and Pierce streets in Lewiston on May 3, 2013.

In an agreement with prosecutors, Ibrahim admitted two years later to a felony charge of aggravated criminal mischief. He was committed to Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland until his 17th birthday. He was scheduled to be released earlier if he had completed a commitment program before he turned 17.

He had completed his program, but in September 2017 he was arrested by police for beating and stabbing a 52-year-old man. Ibrahim admitted to aggravated assault stemming from that incident.

He was sent back to Long Creek and released before the April 12 stabbing.

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