MINNEAPOLIS (WTAQ) - A man killed in Syria while fighting for the Islamic State used to clean airplanes at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport, where lots of Wisconsinites fly.
KMSP-TV in the Twin Cities says Abdirahmaan Muhumed is the second known American -- and the second Minnesota native -- to be killed while fighting for ISIS in a battle last month.
Two former employees said they worked with Muhumed at Delta Global Services, a former subsidiary of Delta Airlines which cleaned airplanes. Earlier this year, the work was transferred to the Airserv company.
KMSP said the Metropolitan Airport Commission grants security clearances -- and it's not commenting on Muhumed due to a continuing FBI investigation.
Muhumed did not have a Minnesota criminal history which would have prevented him from working at the Twin Cities' airport. It was not known what level of security he had.
The same battle which killed Muhumed also killed another Minnesota native and reported Islamic State member, Douglas McCain.
(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)