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Family ID's attacker behind 'potential act of terrorism' in St. Cloud - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Victims survived stabbings at St. Cloud mall; ISIL link claimed; suspect killed by off-duty cop. By Brandon Stahl, Beatrice Dupuy and Paul Walsh Star Tribune staff. September 19, 2016 — 6:02pm. Video (03:30) : Including a description of surveillance ...and more »

UPDATE: St. Cloud Mall Attacker Referenced 'Allah' Before Stabbing Spree, Police Chief Says [VIDEO, PHOTOS] - WJON News

(ST. CLOUD) -- St. Cloud's police chief says the suspect in a stabbing attack on customers at the Crossroads Shopping Center in St. Cloud Saturday night referenced "Allah" and asked a victim if they were Muslim. Police Chief Blair Anderson says the ...and more »

Dahir Adan: What we know - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Family and friends have identified 20-year-old Dahir Adan as the man who stabbed and injured nine people at Crossroads Center mall in St. Cloud before he was shot dead Saturday. Here's what we know about him: • Adan, who was Somali, was born in Kenya ...and more »

FBI Treats Minnesota Mall Stabbing Attack as 'Potential Act of Terrorism' - New York Times

A report by a news agency linked to the Islamic State claimed on Sunday that a “soldier of the Islamic State” was behind a stabbing attack on Saturday night at a Minnesota shopping mall, an episode that the F.B.I. said it was investigating as a ...and more »

Minnesota stabbing: Dahir Ahmed Adam was known for calm demeanor - The Guardian

Investigators are looking into the Dahir Ahmed Adan's motivations for attacking 10 people at a Minnesota mall on Saturday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images. He was a recent college student with an interest in computers who had worked part-time as a private ...and more »

Officer, suspect ID'd in Crossroads stabbings - St. Cloud Times

The FBI is investigating the Crossroads Center knife attacks on Saturday as "a potential act of terrorism." Nine people were injured by an attacker who was killed inside the Macy's store by an off-duty Avon police officer. St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis ...and more »

Stabbing suspect had gone to mall to buy an iPhone, source says - CNN

(CNN) Dahir Adan had been in a "joyful" and "happy" mood on Saturday before he went to a St. Cloud, Minnesota, mall to buy a phone, a community leader told CNN on Monday. Adan, a private security firm employee with a good reputation in St. Cloud's ...and more »

Minnesota stabbing survivor: 'He looked me dead in the eyes' - Washington Post

Ryan Schliep and his girlfriend had just gone inside a Minnesota shopping mall when he saw a girl screaming and crying. “Call 911!” the girl said, according to Schliep. Moments later, as he was standing by one of the mall's entrances, a man in uniform ...and more »

ISIS wing claims responsibility for Minnesota mall attack - CNN

(CNN) The man who stabbed nine people at a Minnesota mall Saturday before being shot dead by an off-duty police officer was a "soldier of the Islamic state," according to an ISIS-linked news agency. ISIS claims 'soldier' who stabbed victims at ...and more »

An unassuming life before a suspect's rampage in a Minnesota mall - Washington Post

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Nothing seemed awry when Dahir Adan told his family that he was going out to buy an iPhone on Saturday night. It's unclear what time he put on a security guard's uniform like the one he wore while working a previous job at a nearby ...and more »