Minnesota Attacker Was Ex-Security Guard For Store At Mall Where Stabbing Took Place


The man who was fatally shot by an off-duty officer after stabbing nine people at a Minnesota mall this weekend had worked as a security guard for one of the stores in the mall.

Electrolux Home Products’ spokeswoman Eloise Hale said Monday that the man was an employee of the security firm Securitas and was temporarily assigned to the Electrolux store in St. Cloud’s Crossroads Center mall. Hale says that assignment was only for a few months and ended in June.

Officials said the man, whom his father has identified as 22-year-old Dahir Adan, was dressed as a security guard when he stabbed people Saturday.

The city’s police chief said the man reportedly made at least one reference to Allah and asked a victim if he or she was Muslim before attacking. It isn’t clear whether Adan was radicalized.

All of those who were injured have been released from a hospital.

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