Family: St. Cloud Mall Suspect Was Picking Up iPhone

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (WCCO) — WCCO’s Esme Murphy spoke with a top community leader who has been working with the family of Dahir Adan since Saturday night.

Haji Yussuf, the founder of the anti-Islamophobia group Unite Cloud, said that Adan left his family apartment to go pick up his new preordered iPhone at the T-Mobile store inside the mall.

“He went out to get an iPhone. He was very happy, he was joyful leaving home,” Yussuf said.

He says Adan left the apartment he shared with his father at about 7 p.m. He drove to the mall which is less than half a mile away.

“While he was at the mall, the family doesn’t know what happened. But what they know is, between the time he left his home and they knew what he was going to do and going to the mall, in between they don’t know what happened,” Yussuf said.

Employees at the T-Mobile store in the mall declined to comment and referred WCCO to national T-Mobile media representatives.

Adan’s family says he was born in Kenya and came to the U.S. 15 years ago. He was a 2014 graduate of St. Cloud Apollo High School where he did well enough to earn college credit in some classes.

The security firm Securitas issued a statement that Adan had resigned in June of 2016 from his part-time security job with them and that he had been assigned to the St. Cloud company Electrolux Home Products.

The family says he was currently working as a security guard at Capital One in downtown St. Cloud and that he was enrolled as a student at St. Cloud State. But St. Cloud State said he had been enrolled between 2014 and the spring of 2016 and was no longer enrolled there. Late Monday, Capital One said that after a review of company records, Adan had never worked there.

Yussuf says the family can’t understand what happened between the time he left and the time he stabbed nine people and was gunned down by an off duty officer inside the Macy’s store.

Mayor Dave Kleis has seen the security footage that he says shows Adan’s final moments.

“He had identified himself as a police officer, he made a command, the suspect went down and then immediately came forward, lunged at him with a knife,” Kleis said. “There must have been more than 20 feet but he covered it in a matter of a second and then the officer fired.”

The mayor says the video shows Adan getting him up three times and the officer continuing to fire.

And while we have heard numerous victims say Adan was shouting “God is great” in Arabic and demanding to know if shoppers were Muslim or not, the family told Yussuf he was not particularly religious and that they did not know of any ties he had to ISIS or radical groups.

According to Yussuf the family is going over the security video with authorities to try and determine what happened inside the mall right before the stabbing started.

Adan’s family released a statement Monday:

“We are devastated by incomprehensible tragic event of last Saturday evening.

“As we mourn the death of our son, Dahir Adan, who was very dear to us, we are in deep shock as everyone else is in the State of Minnesota. We express our deepest sympathy and condolences to all those injured and others who were impacted as a result of the incident at the Crossroads Mall. We pray for their speedy recovery.

“As a family, we are committed to fully cooperating, within the limits of the law, with all the relevant law enforcement agencies as they conduct their investigation.

“Our family loves St. Cloud and this State and we are integral part of the fabric of this society. Therefore, we urge citizens of St. Cloud and of this State to stay united and let the law enforcement agencies gather the facts and do their job.

“Finally, we urge all not to rush to judgement or conclusions. We ask everyone to respect our privacy during this difficult time. We will make further statements as more facts about the incident become available.”

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  1. Wanye Kest says:

    Burn in Hell.

    1. AndreaMitchell'shugehonker says:

      When I walk my dog, I bring an old ketchup squeeze bottle filled with warm bacon fat to squirt on the sidewalk at the entrance to the mosque. I get some pleasure knowing that, when they are on there knees bent over praying for America’s demise, they’ll be smelling delicious bacon from the shoes of the guy in front of them.

  2. T.N. Tatters says:

    He went to get an iPhone, when suddenly Satan entered into him and he pulled out his Islamic knife in the service of Allah.

  3. rodvmunchiii says:

    Obviously it was a Jewish plot.

  4. jnsesq says:

    These primitive savages sure do like Western inventions.

    1. AndreaMitchell'shugehonker says:

      I wonder how much this family has cost the taxpayers since Bozo imported them. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmultiply that by the number of “refugees” he’s brought here….. hundreds of thousands. No wonder why we can’t afford to supply our troops with updated equipment.

  5. Time to DEPORT ALL MUSLIMS and bulldoze all mosques.

  6. jnsesq says:

    “He went out to get an iPhone. He was very happy, he was joyful leaving home,” Yussuf said.
    No doubt exulting in the thoughts of the murder of civilized people he was hoping to commit.

  7. Steve stevio says:

    If Ocommie had a son from Kenya..

  8. Steve stevio says:

    That makes too much sense to ever happen. instead we’ll ship in thousands more to replace him.

  9. Steve stevio says:

    I wish I’d shot him, don’t you?

  10. Mitch_T. says:

    Apple store clerks can do that to ya.

  11. Yea, he was just a sweet guy looking for a phone. Nothing to see here….just a kind little guy….Sincerely, Barack and company

  12. Harambe says:

    I always take a big knife when I pick up a phone. You never know what those wireless carriers will try to pull.

  13. Jake torres says:

    I hate thise legally prepared responses from the families.

  14. Don’t all Somalis carry knives on them when they pick up their new iPhones? And screen passersby whether Muslim or not? It’s the honorable thing to do in service to Allah, right?

  15. Tony Clifton says:

    The mayor says the video shows Adan getting him up three times and the officer continuing to fire.
    Who is writing this article? Who was the stabber getting up? The sentence seems to been put together by a non English speaking person.

    1. Krittikas says:

      Yes. The level of illiteracy is skyrocketing onllne. I stumbled over the same sentence you noted. Also, the correct term is not “try and determine” but “try to determine.” Whether the writer had English as a primary language is unknown; both “natives” and newcomers are demonstrating horrendous command of our English language nowadays. It will only get worse, with more and more poorly educated Americans, and more newcomers with English as a second language arriving–not to mention people trying to type on cell phones or other devices not intended for such use. Just another down-side of multi-culturalism and Progressivism. 😦

      1. Jeremy Smith says:

        Don’t forget, a lot of reporting is now outsourced outside of the US or written by a computer. And, like you said, education is being dumbed down thanks to progressives.

  16. Al says:

    You see? It’s wasn’t his fault. He was frolicking down to the mall to buy a iphone and then something something happened and hey look over there, a Tea Party member!

    1. First Last says:

      Moron. Let’s hope your head is the next to get lopped off.

      1. Jaeger says:

        Because whenever I go to get an iPhone I’m torn between the phone and stabbing people. Another great import from the wonderful land of Kenya. Waiting for obummer’s response……crickets chirp.

      2. Jesse McKay says:

        And today’s Grand Prize for being to dumb to recognize obvious sarcasm goes to….

  17. First Last says:

    Apparently he was pizzed off about the lack of a headphone jack. Of course, infidels are the only ones to blame.

    The longer we let this insanity continue, the more we’re gonna pay in the end. You’d better give that some thought. You might be next.

  18. JoeL says:

    These 7th century savage uncivilized illiterate goat herder barbarians have no place in the civilized countries. They can go back where they came from to herd their goats.

  19. John Campbell says:

    ““He went out to get an iPhone. He was very happy, he was joyful leaving home,” Yussuf said.

    So he was happy he was going to go get his pressure cooker remote detonation device. What else is new?

  20. Owen says:

    It was out of stock.
    The Islamic ape snapped.

  21. cleo48 says:

    Yet another Kenyan Muslim. The one in the White House was bad enough. Now we’re swimming in these monsters. Nothing less than the complete destruction of the Demo-Muslim party down-ballot will bring this nightmare to an end.

  22. Fred Mertz says:

    “in between they don’t know what happened”
    I do. He realized he was a muslim!

  23. Cherry says:

    Start packing, only a few weeks left before WE THE PEOPLE catapult your sorry a r s e s BACK from where you came!

    TRUMPence 2016

  24. Bill Jackman says:

    The family throws out the usual thicket of lies. “He was a good boy…………….”

  25. B Da Truth says:

    Oh born in Kenya, like Obama.

  26. Geri Attrik says:

    family will sue victims, mall, officer, city, state, fed govt.

  27. Um, diversity … like, makes us like, stronger and um, multiculturalism is like … um, good and stuff and like without um, multiculturalism we like wouldn’t have, you know, like any culture at all, soo…

  28. JGS says:

    It was a mistake, I was only making a sandwich and somehow I am not sure the voices told me to lash out.

  29. Dayna says:

    What a bunch of freaking liars. His family is muslim and they don’t understand why a muslim would yell allah ackbar as he goes about killing infidels? Typical muslim liars. It is written into their koran that it’s ok to lie to infidels.

  30. Frank Lee says:

    An entire message board filled with stupid. Not surprised.

    1. Timbo says:

      When you think everyone around you is stupid, it’s actually you that’s stupid.
      I figured that out all by myself in 7th grade. It was a lesson in humility.
      Of course, you wouldn’t know that because – well, because you are stupid.

  31. a top community leader ======= one of those CAIR idiots

    another good boy, nowbody knows nuffins, he bees profiled

    got up 3 times while —————being shot practice range time needed

  32. I have already read somewhere that the perpetrator has recently visited the ME, Afghanistan I believe. I may be confusing this story with the NY bombers but I believe he was also known to local authorities. I don’t believe the family, these Somali’s are being radicalized in their mosques and on line. America has a permanent problem with these people as deporting new “citizens” is out of the question. The entire neighborhood needs to be sequestered until we know the threat level.

    1. Frank Lee says:

      Don’t let the lack of facts stop you. Do you use your head for anything other than a place to put a hat?

  33. BunsonHoneydew says:

    Well there ya go. He was just going to get a new Iphone. That explains everything. I got a new Iphone at the beginning of the month and the service was so slow and the wait was so long… The only logical thing for some young innocent believer of the Religion of Peace to do is go on a stabbing spree. Its the phone and not Radical Islam. Nothing to see here you racists…

  34. Deplorable Me says:

    He’s a good boy. Dindu Nuffin!

  35. Tobey says:

    Once again in cases like this, the family knows nothing, sees nothing. At least that’s what they say.

    1. The whole family should be packed up and sent to some third world country.

  36. All of these besturds are insane from fourteen centuries of inbreeding, brainwashing, and unspeakable terror to enforce the “faith”. There will be no peace until all of them are exterminated like the roaches they are.

  37. John Cunningham says:

    Way past time to expel all these ragheaded subhumans.

  38. He was such a good boy! Always so nice to everyone! What an imbecilic family. Or a bunch of liars. I’ll go for option number 2. I’m surprised the local paper didn’t have a picture of him from the sixth grade.

  39. Fred Nik says:

    “Finally, we urge all not to rush to judgement or conclusions. We ask everyone to respect our privacy during this difficult time. We will make further statements as more facts about the incident become available.”

    These guys have some nerve.

  40. Janie Goodall says:

    another day, another worthless muslim /\/igger

  41. iambicpentamaster says:

    “we mourn the death of our son, Dahir Adan, who was very dear to us”

    Yes, so do his enablers: Obama-Clinton.

    But Barry and Hillary are replacing your son with thousands more as bad or worse as I post this.

  42. OJ Simpson says:

    America is a nation of immigrants! Diversity makes us stronger! We must close the knife show loophole!

    1. WagTheDog says:

      You betcha! No problem, tho … for the same $10 that a nice knife costs, I got a little kids baseball bat at Walmart that can do at least as much damage.

  43. Lies lies lies, every word out of family members’ mouths are lies. He certainly didn’t just “leave to buy a cell phone” but then decide to wage jihad — he had to have been radicalized, been watching videos, emailing, etc. They knew but dgaf.

  44. OJ Simpson says:

    It’s far too easy for dangerous people to obtain knives!

  45. OJ Simpson says:

    Mass stabbings at the shopping mall. Another job Americans just won’t do anymore.

  46. OJ Simpson says:

    Thank God he wasn’t using a GUN! Someone might have gotten hurt!

  47. CJ Broz says:

    “Haji Yussuf, the founder of the anti-Islamophobia group Unite Cloud…”

    Hey WCCO, did Yussuf describe his group that way? Or is it you guys describing his group that way? It sounds like he was perfectly willing to lie for the family, or be used as a spokes-tool by the family.

    Kudos to you for doing the follow-up and reporting that Dahir Adan had been neither a security guard nor a student for months.

  48. memphisgrass says:

    These Somalians/Muslims cause nothing but trouble. Everyday they are in the news for some dirty deed.

  49. “Haji Yussuf, the founder of the anti-Islamophobia group Unite Cloud” here comes the spin!!!!

    He was just going to buy a phone when some one called him the N WORD.. a NIGERIAN!! He went totally middle-eastern on the people!

  50. Homple says:

    WCCO is reporting on a different world from the days of Maynard Speece, Boone and Erickson, Howard Viken et al.. What in blazes happened?

  51. WagTheDog says:

    Don’tcha just love blacks? Are they f**ked up or what?

  52. jkozuh says:

    Was he on WELFARE like 90% of the Muslim immigrants to the USA and Europe … ???

  53. Islam is more than a RELIGION:

    ISLAM = Religion + Government (Sharia Law) + Bloody Jihad.

    Islam is also a dictatorial form of GOVERNMENT that demands Sharia Law and the Caliphate (eg, Iran, Saudi Arabia, ISIS, etc). Note that Sharia Law declares that women are the SLAVES/PROPERTY of men.

  54. John Smith says:

    Must have got radicalized over the radio on the drive to the mall.There are 2 types of muslims.First is the radicalized muslim who wishes to kill us all and 2nd is the moderate muslim who wants the radical muslim to kill us all.

  55. John Smith says:

    Working with the family not to tell the press nothing and hide his radical side

  56. SJE’s (Spontaneous Jihad Events) are often the most dangerous…one minute, he’s a “moderate Muslim”…the next, he’s screaming “ALLAHU AKBAR!” and slaying infidels.

  57. TheEye says:

    Happy and joyful on his merry way to pick up an iPhone. Of course everyone carries a large knife when buying an iPhone.

    Wonder what happened in between the time of merrily going to get his phone and HS being shot? Going unsaid is that he must have seen a Donald trump poster or video which caused him to enrage. Trump has to be the blame somehow.

  58. Here is what happened. This otherwise peaceful Muslim went out to get a iPhone. No sooner had he got it, than he inadvertently browsed to a militant Islam website and “POOF!”, he magically became “radicalized”. The rest is history.

  59. Krittikas says:

    1. Why would any agency or person hire a Muslim as a “security guard”? (Even though the article suggests that part was not accurate, we know other Muslim killers have had “security positions.” WISE UP!

    2. That “family statement” sounds like it was written by CAIR lawyers.

    3. Stop importing these Third World people into our culture to which they clearly are not ready to adapt.

    4. May God heal and comfort all who suffer at the hands of these People of the Blade!

  60. John Smith says:

    HE A GUD BOY HE DINDU NUFFIN HE WUZ JUS GETTIN AN IFONE

  61. bubblepuppy7 says:

    “He went out to get an iPhone.”

    Or, as most sub-Saharan Dindus call it, “magic talking box that fits in pocket.” Third World natives do not do well in a modern civilization.

  62. Mr.Rent says:

    All of them Muslims animals must be rounded up and ship back to where they came from.
    Please always be armed to defend property and family.
    Obama is flooding the Country with them killers.

  63. AndreaMitchell'shugehonker says:

    Import people who live in the stone age, wipe themselves with their fingers, and believe that a pedophile gay woman hater is the perfect human and messenger of Allah and you expect them to act civilized. Did you go to public school or what?

  64. gr8dismal says:

    “According to Haji Yussuf, a local community leader who spoke to the family”

    -why are we talking to this eightball? lose him.

  65. I wish the family had written their own response rather than publish some lawyer approved PR BS. It rings hollow and meaningless devoid of truth and sincerity. “Unite Cloud” you are doing this family no good. #unitecloud FAIL

  66. Jama Willis says:

    So did Yussy get his phone? just wondering.

  67. Jama Willis says:

    “Don’t rush to judgement”, they said, and we didn’t, guess what? Yes he was a hate-filled Muslim.

  68. ….*didn’t know what happened to him*….HE WAS A MUSLIM,…….all you need to know.

  69. Realist says:

    The family knows whats up. They are lying. Time for some enhanced interrogation.

  70. billzing says:

    Spin spin spin….are the dem’s dizzy yet?

  71. Mike says:

    Deport that whole lot of them. St. Cloud has been ruined by these a $$ clowns.

  72. Anon says:

    A puff piece on a murder. Stay classy, CBS.

  73. snippysnap says:

    Just gonna pick up a cellphone and someone thrust a knife in his hand and forced him to slash passersby. He was a good boy, always helping the disabled child across the street, regularly sweeping the elderly neighbor’s porch and, of course, escorting Grandpa to the mosque… Grateful for asylum and the food, housing, education, medication, cellphones the US taxpayers provided him and his family,, grateful he’s in college and not dead on the streets of Somalia, thrilled with his opportunity to live peacefully in the US….such a good boy.

  74. Jenny says:

    …….”where he was ‘gunned down’…..”. Really!!!?

  75. SteveS says:

    I noticed something that all our “Jihadis” have in conmmon, wither they are recently immigrated or were brought up here from birth. All have “family” oversease and all have TRAVELED overseas to “visit” them within their last year or so. I would recommend that these people, whether they are already US citizens or not, go through an “extreme vetting” return process to see if any radicalism presents itself on social media or in mannerisms change. They can refer to the Israeli processs for identifying radicalism, if there is any doubt. These are the people that need “special attention”.

  76. BobUSAFret says:

    I wonder is another “hands up, don’t shoot” fable will be started liked the one about Michael Brown in Ferguson Mo.

  77. TroyGale says:

    Just another adherent of the Religion of peace.
    Careful what you say, remember our DOJ will persecute you for identifying these Muslim murderers as such. Oh and I meant persecute, not prosecute.

  78. “potential act of terrorism” – Question, were shoppers terrified when this was happening? — Then it is terrorism. The only question is around motivations and affiliations.

  79. Mike says:

    And that’s how quick a Muslim can go from moderate to radical, from a hypocrite Muslim to a saved Muslim soul with Allah.

  80. Rudy Katt says:

    He loved baseball, apple pie and the fourth of July. He had his A&F shirt collar up going to just hang with his buddies in line for the new iPhone.

    Somewhere between home and the Apple store some redneck must have shouted anti-Islam statements that were just too much for the young man to take and he snapped. It is clearly our fault.

  81. Churyl Minne says:

    Are they going to start a MLM (muslim lives matter) group now? How is this terrorist attack any different from the BLM-inspired targeted shootings of police?

  82. Tim says:

    “… in between they don’t know what happened”

    Clearly he missed the news about Apple’s omission of a 3.5mm jack on the iPhone 7 and just learned it in store after they already ran his credit card.

  83. baba says:

    Muslims are able to be taken over at will by demons. Go back and look at the muslim guy in Tenn. who shot up the military folks or the one in Florida. Demons are able to possess a muslim at will because they serve satan.

  84. jwpatx says:

    Manchurian candidate a la MK Ultra?

  85. Chris Dement says:

    Sudden jihad syndrome. It’s the only logical reason why a normal muslim “refugee’ on his way to pick up his taxpayer-funded iphone would go on a stabbing spree. Another point of interest is CBS’ refusal to say allhu akbar. They choose instead to say “god is great”. Typical.

  86. redruffansore says:

    That is the problem isn’t it. The common thread is some 3rd world muslim mudbug goes bats**t insane and nobody from the Imam down to his dear sweet Mammy knows why his little brain exploded into a garbled ball of hadiths but the common thread in all cases is he was a Muslim aka the mental disorder is your religion created by your “Profit” and continued by your little band of pirates. Down deep he’s good….about 6 feet down.

  87. Lee says:

    Ask yourself this question and answer it honestly. Is the federal and state governments primary job to ensure the safety and security of the citizens of the United States of America, or to admit any low life who wants to come to the America, the “Disneyland” of the world?! The LEGAL immigration of select, decent, hard working people who would love this country and make it a better place is a good thing. Corrupt politicians who think they were elected to “GLOBALISE” the world and America at the expense of the American citizens safety and pocket book should be hung for treason!

  88. The family’s comments “don’t rush to judgement” sound just like their leader, Der Fuhrer Hussein. He says that all the time while he imports terrorists continuously. Americans won’t take it much longer.

  89. Ruzzty says:

    HA! Typical liberal media….. post pictures of the guy when he was in grade school (i.e.Travon)
    If this punk was 19 they would be calling him a teen, child, etc…

    Thank god a good guy with a gun took him out.

  90. D3F1ANT says:

    Funny thing…I picked up a new phone a couple of months ago…and I didn’t kill ANYONE at all!

    His family say: “Finally, we urge all not to rush to judgement or conclusions.”

    Uh…nobody NEEDS to rush to judgement. He was screaming about Allah (as usual) and screening victims to make sure he didn’t kill other Muslims. Seems pretty cut-and-dry to THIS admittedly simple-minded fool!

  91. Jimmy Mac says:

    The article doesn’t say… Did he get the phone?

  92. Did anyone miss this part in the article?

    The family says he was currently working as a security guard at Capital One in downtown St. Cloud and that he was enrolled as a student at St. Cloud State. But St. Cloud State said he had been enrolled between 2014 and the spring of 2016 and was no longer enrolled there. Late Monday, Capital One said that after a review of company records, Adan had never worked there.

    Funny how the family says what he was doing, yet checks show the complete opposite. Either they didn’t know what was going on, or they’re lying.

  93. Time to outlaw iPhones!! But yeah, everyone takes a big huge knife when they go pick up their pre-ordered iPhones… right?

  94. marque2 says:

    Maybe he should have ordered an Android phone instead

  95. Joe Smith says:

    ““While he was at the mall, the family doesn’t know what happened. But what they know is, between the time he left his home and they knew what he was going to do and going to the mall, in between they don’t know what happened,” Yussuf said.”

    Uh, yeah, right.

    The thing that most Americans don’t understand about Arabs/Muslims because they haven’t actually had much contact with Arabs/Muslims, is that lying is the cultural norm for them. They are taught from birth that the lose-win exchange is the only way to conduct business, or life for that matter, and that the highest form of the win-lose proposition in the Arab world is to lie and cheat the other fellow.

  96. gsam says:

    The last thing through his head was a forty caliber bullet.

  97. John C says:

    “Haji Yussuf, the founder of the anti-Islamophobia group Unite Cloud, said that Adan left his family apartment to go pick up his new preordered iPhone at the T-Mobile store inside the mall.

    “He went out to get an iPhone. He was very happy, he was joyful leaving home,” Yussuf said.”
    Mr. Yussuf is just another conman claiming that this violent mohammedan savage wasn’t there to harm anyone, just there to pick up his new “Iphone” (see he’s just like all of you Americans, no different) Well thanks to Police Officer Jason Falconer ‘s swift and heroic actions, which saved lives and further injuries Dahir Adan no longer needs the new Iphone. Well done my brother, well done.

  98. Al Krause says:

    “There must have been more than 20 feet but he covered it in a matter of a second and then the officer fired.”

    For those of you who carry – come to think of it, even for those who don’t, do a search on “The Tueller Drill “

  99. Redbeard says:

    “As a family, we are committed to fully cooperating, within the limits of the law…”

    Interesting statement. Sounds like he may already have a lawyer picked out.

  100. Pook Pavins says:

    Parents lied about Capital One. Parents lied about St. Cloud State. Parents lied about son not being a religious muslim. Parents lied about allahu akbar. These parents are liars!

  101. Mitch_T says:

    What? No headphone jack? ALLAHU AKBAR!!!!!!!

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