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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 ...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 »

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 »

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

ST. CLOUD – In a few bloody minutes, a man rampaged through a St. Cloud shopping mall Saturday evening, stabbing 10 people before being fatally shot by an off-duty police officer. The violence is being investigated as terrorism, federal authorities said.and more »

Friends Say Minnesota Attacker Was 'Normal American Kid' - New York Times

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — The man who the police say stabbed 10 people at a mall here on Saturday seemed like a model of assimilation, not a violent jihadist, people who knew him and his family said. The son of Somali refugees, he lived in the United States ...and more »

Mall attacker was recent college student, security guard - KZTV Action 10 News

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - He was a recent college student with an interest in computers who had worked part time as a private security guard. He was said to be an honor student in high school. And he had nothing more than a minor traffic citation on his ...and more »

Minnesota mall stabbing could be realization of terror fears - CNBC

Authorities are investigating the stabbings of nine people at a Minnesota mall as a potential act of terrorism — a finding that would realize long-held fears of an attack in the immigrant-rich state that has struggled to stop the recruiting of its ...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 »

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 »