Minnesota police say a man made references to “Allah” before going on a stabbing spree at the Crossroads Mall in St. Cloud which left eight people wounded. Mana Rabiee reports.
Eight people recovering after mall stabbing spree
Eight people are recovering after being stabbed inside a shopping mall in Minnesota.
Police say a man wearing a private security uniform made references to Allah — or God, in Arabic — before going on a stabbing spree at the Crossroads Mall in St. Cloud.
The man was shot dead by an off-duty police officer.
St. Cloud Police Chief William Blair Anderson said this incident has hit home.
SOUNDBITE: St. Cloud Police Chief William Blair Anderson, saying (English):
“It is an awful day, honestly. We’ve got eight victims that were assaulted here in our mall. So starting tomorrow things won’t be the same here.”
None of the stabbing victims was seriously injured.
The shopping mall will remain closed during the investigation.