Islamic State claims responsibility for Minnesota mall attack

by Dustin Volz and Alex Dobuzinskis | Yahoo! News  |  published on September 19, 2016

A man who stabbed nine people at a mall in central Minnesota before being shot dead is a “soldier of the Islamic State,” the militant group’s news agency said on Sunday, as the FBI investigated the attack as a potential act of terrorism.

The man, who was wearing a private security uniform, made references to Allah and asked at least one person if they were Muslim before he assaulted them at the Crossroads Center mall in St. Cloud on Saturday, the city’s Police Chief William Blair Anderson told reporters.

Authorities declined to identify the suspect, who was killed by an off-duty policeman, because the investigation was under way.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation considers the incident a “potential act of terrorism,” Richard Thornton, FBI special agent in charge of the agency’s Minneapolis division, told a news conference on Sunday.

He said the investigation was in its early stages and it was not known if the man had discussed his plan with others.

  • Ken says

    In order to keep from filling our jails with terrorists and wasting taxpayer money housing and defending them the Law Enforcement (and Citizens) need to improve their marksmanship – a bullet and body bag is cheap compared to years on the taxpayers dime.

  • Dolores Adams

    Throw these ragheads in a pig pen and let the pigs have at them.

  • Dennis B Anderson

    I wonder if you could get a muslim terrorist to keep a secret? Obama has said he was one of them? Thats a really interesting ring Obama wears that means nothing? In its scribe it says = Theres no other god but Allah? Ive heard it said cut off the head and the tail dies. The way the media is covering the bombing is some what like Benghazi, but they cant cover this one up perfect timing. There should be a death penalty and deportation involved with a terrorist or a rapist act, and put into effect immediately!. Hey Oblowme before golf today make that one of your FIAT laws. YOU SNAKE! It surprises me that he isnt horizonal? Stop immigration this is insane. Hey Obama feed them over there. Were not interested in feeding and fighting them here. Call it a personal thing.!

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  • Rodney Steward

    The only good thing that come out of this, is he be a dead POS and looking forward to many more following him to he$$!

  • Dan

    We don’t want to jump and rush to justice now do we? Did the action create terror? Then it was terror now wasn’t it. Political correctness will be the death to America as rational and sane citizens can see before their eyes. Next thing we’ll hear is that it was possibly “workplace” violence. I salute the off-duty police officer that sent this guy back to meet his maker.

    • Robert Briggs

      19Sept.2016
      I also Salute the off duty Police Officer, 9Blue Lives Matter!) who shot that piece of crap!
      MN1 Robert Briggs USN Retired

  • 7papa7

    FTA: “The Federal Bureau of Investigation considers the incident a “potential act of terrorism,””

    Potential act of terrorism, NO, it was an act of terrorism. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that out.

    • Robert Briggs

      19Sept.2016
      I also Salute the off duty Police Officer, (Blue Lives Matter!) who shot that piece of crap!MN1 Robert Briggs USN Retired

      • Robert Briggs

        Robert Briggs

        7papa7

        a minute ago

        19Sept.2016
        I also Salute the off duty Police Officer, (Blue Lives Matter!) who shot that piece of crap!MN1 Robert Briggs USN Retired

        • 7papa7

          AMEN

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