ISIS Group Claims Responsibility for Minn. Stabbings
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A man, who has been called a "soldier of the Islamic state” by an ISIS-linked news agency, stabbed nine people at a Minnesota mall on Saturday, CNN reported. An off-duty police officer shot and killed the man.
"He clearly prevented additional injuries and potentially loss of life," St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis told CNN about off-duty Avon police officer Jason Falconer.
Three stabbing victims are still in the hospital as of Sunday, CNN said. One of them has a life-threatening condition.
The FBI called the stabbings "a potential act of terrorism," CNN reported.
The mall is still closed Sunday but is expected to reopen on Monday, according to CNN.
“We still don't have anything substantive that would suggest anything more than what we know already, which is this was a lone attacker," St. Cloud Police Chief William Blair Anderson told CNN. "And right now, we're trying to get to the bottom of his motivations."
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