Eight Stabbed at Crossroads Center Mall in St Cloud Minnesota — Offender “Referenced Allah” Killed by Off-Duty Officer

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Eight people were injured in a stabbing attack at a mall in Minnesota Saturday night. Police say the suspect was shot and killed by an off-duty officer.

St Cloud police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 8:00 p.m. Saturday September 17, 2016 to the Crossroads Center Mall after a man wearing a private security company uniform stabbed eight people, and was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer.

Seven wounded stabbing victims were treated and released, while one victim remained hospitalized hospitalized overnight with injuries that were described as non-life-threatening.

The stabbing attacks occurred in multiple locations inside the mall, including the common area and inside several stores. Police reported in a statement that witnesses reported the man entered Crossroads Mall on Saturday night, made a reference to Allah and asked at least one person if they were Muslims before he attacked.

Crossroads Center Mall employs unarmed security officers. An off-duty police officer shot and killed the offender. “The individual we believe to be responsible for the victim’s stab wounds is currently deceased inside the mall,” police said early Sunday.

Mall Attacker Referenced ‘Allah,’ Asked if People Were Muslims (AM 1240 WJON),

St. Cloud police say multiple victims were stabbed and the suspect is dead at Crossroads Mall in St. Cloud, John Lauritsen reports (6:21). WCCO 4 News At 10 – Sept. 17, 2016.

John Lauritsen talks to a man whose girlfriend was in a St. Cloud mall during a stabbing incident Saturday night (2:45). WCCO 4 News At 10 – Sept. 17, 2016

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