ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — An Avon police officer who shot and killed an attacker at a central Minnesota mall is being honored for bravery.

Officer Jason Falconer is set to receive a Congressional Badge of Bravery on Thursday in St. Cloud.

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U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith and U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer will host the ceremony for Falconer at the St. Cloud Police Department.

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Falconer, a firearms instructor and competitive shooter, was off-duty and shopping at Crossroads Center in St. Cloud in September 2016 when Dahir Adan, dressed in a security guard uniform, stabbed and injured 10 people at the mall. Falconer shot Adan after Adan lunged at him with a knife.

Congress passed the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery Act in 2008 to honor exceptional acts of bravery from law enforcement.

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