ST. CLOUD, Minn. (WCCO/AP) — The family of the man who stabbed nine people at a central Minnesota mall has identified him as a 22-year-old college student.
Family members say Dahir A. Adan, the suspect in the stabbings, died at Crossroads Center mall in St. Cloud. His family police didn’t mention the attack on the mall, but they seized photos and other materials from the family’s apartment.
Authorities haven’t publicly identified the attacker. They say the attacker stabbed nine people Saturday night before an off-duty police officer shot and killed him. None of the victims suffered life-threatening injuries.
Ahmed Adan, who is Somali, says his son came to the U.S. 15 years ago and was was a student at St. Cloud Technical and Community College.
The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
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