Suspect Killed in Minnesota Mall Stabbings Referred to Allah
Police in St. Cloud, Minn., said eight people were injured during a knife attack at the Crossroads Center mall at around 8:15 p.m. local time. The suspect, who has not yet been identified, was shot and killed inside the mall by an off-duty police officer. “The individual we believe to be responsible for the victims’ stab wounds is currently deceased inside the mall,” police Sgt. Jason Burke confirmed in a statement. The injured victims were transported to a local hospital for treatment, with their conditions unknown. According to St. Cloud police chief William Blair Anderson, the suspect referred to Allah during the stabbings, and asked at least one victim if they were Muslim. However, the police chief did not call the attack terrorism.