Crossroads Mall Reopens Following Stabbing
ST. CLOUD (AP) - Uniformed security guards are visibly present at the St. Cloud shopping mall that has reopened after a man stabbed nine people in what authorities are investigating as a potential terrorist incident.
There was a steady trickle of shoppers into the Crossroads Center in St. Cloud after the doors opened Monday. The mall was closed Sunday while authorities investigated Saturday night's incident, which ended when an off-duty police officer shot and killed the suspect.
Adnan Alasker, who was in town from Saudi Arabia to visit his son at St. Cloud State University, said he feels badly about the violence. He says all people are brothers and equal regardless of their religion.
Mall officials declined to comment Monday, referring questions to police. All nine people who were attacked were treated at a hospital and released.