A manhunt is underway in Fargo, N.D. after two separate groups of immigrants from unknown countries began waging what is being described as a “street war” against each other earlier this week.
According to Valley News Live, police are currently searching for Luke Goodrich and Isaac Nyemah for their involvement in an alleged armed home invasion that took place Wednesday morning.
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It is unclear how, but the two men are allegedly involved in trouble that began Sunday at a birthday party in a Fargo park.
A group of 70 people were gathered when an altercation of some sort ensued. Men affiliated with one immigrant group smashed out the window of a car with a crowbar. The same men vandalized another vehicle shortly after. Police were initially called to the park because a DJ had been hired and party-goers were drinking alcohol, in violation of park rules.
According to Valley News, while police have acknowledged that two immigrant groups are involved, they said that it is “not relevant” what country they hail from. Fargo, which has a population of around 110,000 people, has seen 4,000 refugees from 35 nations come to the city over the past decade.
“You know when you get different new American groups from different ethnic backgrounds from different areas, sometimes they come here with those cultural disputes between the groups, and likely that’s what we are seeing here,” Lt. Michael Mitchell of the Fargo Police Department told Valley News.
Valley News reported that a refugee liason officer is currently looking into the cause of the squabble.
The beef between the two groups escalated on Monday when a man was found unconscious after being beaten with a baseball bat. An altercation between the man and members of the other group had started in the parking lot of a liquor store and moved to a nearby apartment complex.
A Fargo resident who had seen the aftermath of Sunday’s damage noted that crime in the area has gone up recently.
“I guess things can happen anywhere, but I mean there have just been more and more things in Fargo the last several years,” Susan Koskela told Valley News. “So, but, yeah when it’s this close to home it’s not a good thing.”