ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP/WCCO) — A Minnesota hospital official says three of the nine people who were attacked at a mall in St. Cloud remain hospitalized.
St. Cloud Hospital spokeswoman Chris Nelson said Sunday that the other six people were released and that none of the three still at the hospital has injuries that are considered life-threatening.
St. Cloud’s police chief, Blair Anderson, earlier said that of the initial eight people who were stabbed in Saturday night’s attack, only one remained hospitalized.
Authorities say a man dressed in a private security uniform started stabbing people and reportedly made references to Allah. An off-duty police officer shot and killed him.
On Sunday, an ISIS-related media outlet called the attacker a “soldier of the Islamic State.” It was not clear, however, if the terror group had planned the attack or knew about it beforehand.
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