Nursing student who disappeared from Minneapolis restaurant found safe in Ohio

She hadn't been seen since Sunday while eating at a restaurant on Lake Street.
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UPDATE 8:20 A.M. 

The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) says 21-year-old Abiir Moalim has been found safe in Columbus, Ohio. 

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The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) is asking for the public's help in locating an Ohio nursing student who went missing while eating dinner at a restaurant in Minneapolis with her family. 

The group says Abiir Moalim, a 21-year-old nursing student at Columbus State Community College in Ohio, was last seen around 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30 eating a meal with her mother and grandfather at Quruxlow at 1414 East Lake Street in Minneapolis. 

Moalim reportedly went to the restroom and never returned. She didn't have a phone with her and nobody has been able to contact her since. 

Moalim, described as a Muslim of Somali heritage, was wearing a black jacket, a dark beige head scarf and a long black dress. 

Minneapolis police spokesman John Elder tells Bring Me The News that foul play is not suspected and it appears that "she left the restaurant by herself." 

CAIR-MN is offering a $5,000 reward to anyone with information about what happened, and anyone who might be able to help is asked to contact Minneapolis police at 612-673-5703. 

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization.

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