A man in a private security uniform stabbed reportedly eight people at a Minnesota shopping mall on Saturday. Here are 5 quick facts you need to know.1. The man reportedly mentioned Allah and asked at least one of the victims if they were Muslim before he was shot and killed by an off-duty.
2. According to Reuters, “all eight victims were treated at a hospital for non-life threatening wounds, and all but one was later released, St. Cloud police Chief Blair Anderson said at a news conference. The eighth was admitted, but no other details about that person’s condition were released.”
3. The attack occurred following other attacks in other parts of the country.
“The attack began shortly after an explosion in a crowded New York City neighborhood injured 29 people. A suspicious device was found a few blocks away and safely removed. Hours before that, a pipe bomb exploded in Seaside Park, New Jersey, shortly before thousands of runners were due to participate in a charity 5K race. There was no indication that any of the incidents were linked.”
4. The St. Cloud mall, where the attack occurred, remained on lockdown following the attack.
5. Authorities have not yet confirmed whether or not the attack was an act of terrorism, though they are thoroughly investigating.