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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Comments (29)
  1. Dahir A. Adan,, what a coward I hope he died a painful death!! The Officer who shot him is a hero!!

    1. Dan Mack says:

      Sniffles says to thank the DFl in the Socialist village. The black Somali diversity terrorists make a valuable contribution to the quality of life here in the Village. We need more of them. Just ask our leaders, Husein Obama, Hillary, Mark Dayton, Keith Ellison, Bobby Joe Champion, Jeff Hayden, and Amy, Mayor Betsy has promised that her black husband on the Met Council, appointed by Dayton, will be rushing replacement terrorists to St Cloud in the morning. All is well in the Village.

      1. Man Dack Not says:

        It’s too bad Dan Mack was not present at the Mall at the time of the attacks…. read into it as you may Dan…

  2. Fred says:

    Probably hard to do much about the ones already here but why are the democrats hell bent on bringing more here? Trump 2016!!!

  3. This is what we get for being “minnesota nice”, by allowing this now huge population of people to come into MN originally sponsored by christian faiths, to decimate our state. Do they do anything positive for our state?. It always seems we’re catering to their needs.T

    1. Mary says:

      MN Nice is as much of a myth as Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny

      1. Tony Clifton says:

        Fairy Mary, obviously you haven’t lived not only in minnesota very or very long, period. I also sense some ngnoggery in your veins.

  4. Mary says:

    Poor man. It must be terrible for him.

  5. Edgar Allan says:

    Another mis-understander of the peaceful Koran verses, like those below.

    Quran (8:12) – “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them” No reasonable person would interpret this to mean a spiritual struggle.

    Quran (5:33) – “The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement”

    Quran (4:76) – “Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah…”

    Quran (4:89) – “They but wish that ye should reject Faith, as they do, and thus be on the same footing (as they): But take not friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of Allah (From what is forbidden). But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them; and (in any case) take no friends or helpers from their ranks.”

    Quran (3:151) – “Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers, for that they joined companions with Allah, for which He had sent no authority”. This speaks directly of polytheists, yet it also includes Christians, since they believe in the Trinity (ie. what Muhammad incorrectly believed to be ‘joining companions to Allah’).

    Quran (4:74) – “Let those fight in the way of Allah who sell the life of this world for the other. Whoso fighteth in the way of Allah, be he slain or be he victorious, on him We shall bestow a vast reward.” The martyrs of Islam are unlike the early Christians, who were led meekly to the slaughter. These Muslims are killed in battle as they attempt to inflict death and destruction for the cause of Allah. This is the theological basis for today’s suicide bombers.

    Tabari 9:69 “Killing Unbelievers is a small matter to us” The words of Muhammad, prophet of Islam.

    Ibn Ishaq: 327 – “Allah said, ‘A prophet must slaughter before collecting captives. A
    slaughtered enemy is driven from the land. Muhammad, you craved the desires of this world, its goods and the ransom captives would bring. BUT ALLAH DESIRES KILLING THEM TO MANIFEST THE RELIGION.’”

    The Religion of Peace.

  6. Shane Lumper says:

    We need to round up these hadji dindus and ship them back.

  7. Jen says:

    Grateful to the police officer who didn’t hesitate to serve and protect in spite of the negative attitude and violence toward them lately. Thank you!

  8. Concerned about this says:

    Lesson learned??? If you are anywhere and a Muslim asks about your religion, take them out… or they will kill you. This is the constant in all these face to face attacks. Learn people… and protect yourself!