Mall of America Shoppers Seemingly Undeterred by Vague Mall Threats
BLOOMINGTON (AP) - Shoppers at the Mall of America seem undeterred after hearing about a video purportedly made by al-Qaida-linked rebels that urges Muslims to attack shopping malls. The video specifically mentions the Bloomington shopping mall.
Shopper David Modrynski says he talked with his wife and son about whether to visit the mall after hearing about the video and concluded they can't stop living their lives because somebody says they're going to do something.
Mary Lamminen, of St. Paul, said while shopping Sunday that she's more afraid of the cold weather than any terrorists.
Authorities say there's "no credible" evidence suggesting a U.S. mall attack was in the works.
The threat by the al-Qaida affiliate came in the final minutes of a more than hour long video released Saturday.