ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) —  Police have identified a 10th victim in the weekend stabbing at a central Minnesota mall.

St. Cloud police say that while they were reviewing security footage as part of their investigation into Saturday's stabbing at Crossroads Center mall, they found another man had been hurt.

Due to the nature of his injuries, the 21-year-old man did not tell police or initially seek medical attention. The other nine victims have all been released from the hospital.

The attack ended when the suspect, who was identified by his father as Dahir Adan, was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer.

Federal investigators say they're looking at the attack as a potential act of terrorism.

 

 

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One of the nine people wounded in a stabbing at a central Minnesota mall says the man who carried out the attack showed no emotion and his eyes looked blank.

Ryan Schliep of Willmar says he initially saw the attacker with a girl on Saturday and thought they were playing around. But he realized the situation was serious when the man "just walked right at me."

Schliep tells WCCO-TV that the attacker stabbed him in the head and Schliep fell to the ground. The knife hit Schliep's skull, and just missed his brain.

Schliep and the eight other victims have all been released from the hospital.

Federal investigators say they're looking at the attack as a potential act of terrorism.

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A Minnesota police chief says the part-time officer who fatally shot a man stabbing people at a St. Cloud mall was "the right person, at the right place, at the right time" to prevent the attack from getting worse.

Avon Police Chief Corey Nellis said at a news conference Monday that Jason Falconer "was the person who needed to be there." Falconer was shopping at Crossroads Center on Saturday night when he shot a man who stabbed nine people and then lunged at Falconer with a knife.

Falconer owns a firing range and is the firearms instructor for the city of Avon. Nellis said: "If I was going to ask anybody to fire ... live rounds in a crowded mall, I would trust his abilities next to anybody's."

Since Falconer has not been on the police schedule for some time, he has not been put on administrative leave. The FBI is investigating the stabbings as a potential terrorist act.

Falconer was not at the news conference.

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St. Cloud Police Chief Blair Anderson says there's nothing yet to suggest that it more than "was a lone attacker" that stabbed nine people at a Minnesota mall over the weekend.

Gov. Mark Dayton said at a Monday news conference said the state will help however it can and asked citizens of St. Cloud and the state to "rise above" the incident.

Dayton met with St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis and other city officials before the news conference.

Kleis said it's been a trying time for the city and said he has tremendous respect for the off-duty officer who shot and killed the attacker.

Nine people were injured in Saturday's stabbing attack; all have been treated and released.

Federal investigators say they're looking at the attack as a potential act of terrorism after the Islamic State claimed the suspect had heeded its calls for attacks in countries that are part of a U.S.-led anti-Islamic State coalition.

The motive is unknown.

The Islamic State also claimed responsibility, though it wasn't immediately clear if the extremist group had planned the attack or even knew about it beforehand.