September 18, 2016
Well, the Somalians are activated.
Now comes the Somalian hurricane. One of them did it, they’re all going to start doing it.
The FBI is investigating the Crossroads Center knife attacks on Saturday as “a potential act of terrorism.”
Nine people were injured by an attacker who was killed inside the Macy’s store by an off-duty Avon police officer.
St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis identified that officer as Jason Falconer during a press conference Sunday.
A short time earlier, St. Cloud Somali-American community members identified the deceased suspect as Dahir Adan.
Leaders of the Somali-American community in St. Cloud gathered Sunday with his family and issued a statement of sympathy for the family and the nine victims of the attack.
Community leader Abdul Kulane said as far as the family and community know, the suspect did not have any history of violence. He was known as a smart, accomplished student at Apollo High School. He was a junior at St. Cloud State University, Kulane said. Adan was also working part-time as a private security officer, leaders said.
The last time he was seen by family was about 6 or 6:30 p.m. Saturday when he said he was going to the mall to buy an iPhone 7. They don’t know what happened after that.
I THOUGHT TERRORISM WAS DUE TO POVERTY OR BEING A SOCIAL OUTCAST OR SOMETHING????
I’m famous for the specific reason that I’m hated, and I can’t afford an iPhone 7 – nor have I ever stabbed-up a mall or thought about doing that. This monkey goes to buy one – with our tax money, these people are all on welfare – and decides to stab up mall!
The attack was reported about 8:15 p.m.
St. Cloud Police Chief Blair Anderson said the victims were stabbed by a man dressed in a private security uniform.
Kleis called Falconer a hero and said he “happened to be in the right place at the right time.” Falconer identified himself as a police officer, and the suspect lunged at him, Kleis said.
Initially, Anderson said eight victims were taken to St. Cloud Hospital. On Sunday morning, hospital Communications Specialist Chris Nelson told the Times that five were released, and three were admitted with injuries that were not life-threatening.
A ninth victim drove himself to the hospital in Long Prairie and was initially unknown to officials.
Anderson said the attacker, who was armed with a knife, reportedly made references to Allah during the attack and asked at least one person whether they were Muslim. But Anderson pointedly declined to call the attacks an act of terrorism, saying the motive isn’t yet known.
Like the police, Minnesota FBI spokesman Kyle Loven declined to say Sunday if investigators believe the attack was a terrorist act. The FBI says it is assisting St. Cloud police in the investigation.
It sounds to me like a mental health issue!
Part of the ongoing mental health crisis!
Of course, ISIS says they did it.
The man who stabbed at least eight people at a Minnesota mall Saturday before being shot dead by an off-duty police officer was a “soldier of the Islamic state,” according to an ISIS-linked news agency.
The statement posted online Sunday by the Amaq agency follows a pattern of ISIS-related media claiming responsibility for what appear to be the acts of individuals across Europe in the past few months.
CNN cannot independently confirm this latest claim.
“We still don’t have anything substantive that would suggest anything more than what we know already, which is this was a lone attacker,” St. Cloud Police Chief William Blair Anderson told CNN’s Jake Tapper Sunday. “And right now, we’re trying to get to the bottom of his motivations.”
Here are the local Somalians doing a press conference:
So, is this related to the spate of bombings yesterday? Or just a coincidence?
Well, there’s a relationship either way: it’s all Moslems.