Last updated: 03:49 PM ET, Sun September 18 2016

ISIS Group Claims Responsibility for Minn. Stabbings

Impacting Travel | Amy Coyne Bredeson | September 18, 2016

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.

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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.

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“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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