ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP/WCCO) — Three college freshmen who were shopping at a St. Cloud mall when a man stabbed eight people say they saw two bloodied men stumble from a hallway.

Sydney Weires says she was at Crossroads Center mall with two friends Saturday night when they heard a scream. She says she saw a man who looked like a security guard sprint down a hallway, and then two men stumbled out.

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She says one had blood on his face, and the other had blood on his back. The men screamed to get out of the mall because someone had a knife.

Weires says she and her friends ran out of the mall.

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Authorities say all of the injured are expected to survive. They say the suspect was dressed in a private security uniform and reportedly made references to Allah.

An off-duty police officer shot and killed him.

On Sunday, an ISIS-related media outlet said the suspect was a “soldier of the Islamic State.” However, it’s unclear if the terrorist group planned the attack or knew anything about it beforehand.

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