UPDATE: Leaders of the Somali community have identified the suspect as Dahir Adan:
BREAKING:Somali community leaders in Minnesota identified mall stabbing attacker as Dahir Adan,a junior student at St Cloud State University
— Harun Maruf (@HarunMaruf) September 18, 2016
And ISIS has claimed credit for the attack:
— Thomas Joscelyn (@thomasjoscelyn) September 18, 2016
Original Post: Police in St. Cloud, Minnesota, have just finished a press conference about a mass stabbing at the Crossroads Mall in that city. The suspect is dead and several people were injured in the attack.
8 people taken to a hospital after Minnesota mall stabbings. https://t.co/UQgMk9Qddx
— The Associated Press (@AP) September 18, 2016
Police: 8 victims. 7 have been released. 1 still in hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
— Heidi Wigdahl (@HeidiWigdahl) September 18, 2016
St. Cloud PD just now: suspect dead in Crossroads stabbing, multiple victims.
— David Unze (@sctimesunze) September 18, 2016
One witness described what happened:
A reply from a person who works at H & M at Crossroads. According to her this is what she saw. pic.twitter.com/FWw3JUIQ75
— Lyanne Valdez (@UTVSLyanne) September 18, 2016
Local police have not yet named the dead suspect, but they released some additional details:
St. Cloud Police Chief Blair Anderson: Off-duty officer from another department killed Crossroads Center stabbing suspect. — David Unze (@sctimesunze) September 18, 2016
BREAKING: St. Cloud mall stabbing attack suspect referenced Allah during attack, asked at least 1 victim if they were Muslim before assault — Steve Tellier KSTP (@stellierkstp) September 18, 2016
St. Cloud mall stabbing attack suspect was wearing a private security firm uniform. Had prior contact with police thru traffic stops only.
— Steve Tellier KSTP (@stellierkstp) September 18, 2016
We will update on this situation when there is more news to report.