Man Stabs 9 People in a Mall in Minnesota Before Being Killed by an Off-Duty Officer

The FBI is calling it a "potential act of terrorism" as an ISIS news group praises his actions.
1:27 | 09/19/16

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Transcript for Man Stabs 9 People in a Mall in Minnesota Before Being Killed by an Off-Duty Officer
Are also learning more about a separate attack at a mall in Minnesota. The FBI is calling it a quote potential act of terrorism there. A knife wielding man went on a Rampage through the shopping center injuring nine before being brought down bite off duty police officer. ABC senior justice correspondent Pierre Thomas tonight. The suspect with the FBI's worst nightmare a lone wolf with no known ties to terror attacking the softest of targets. A shopping mall on a busy Saturday evening there was at least one. Victim who was asked if they were muscle in five minutes of terror they're here are done the Somali American stabbing nine shoppers. Before being fatally shot. By an off duty police officer wounded survivor Ryan sleep says a done attacked anyone in this path he is started striking one in the back of the head and who was pregnant female within hours prices claimed responsibility. Coming to Don one of its soldiers his Finley shocked. Prices sanity was a solo turn. Located within the united you can who knew it differently depending on the local market. And Pierre Thomas with a -- from our Washington bureau tonight was this man on the FBI's radar here. David tonight our sources are telling us so far. The case shows no ties ice as they say the suspect came out of nowhere. That's what's so disturbing especially given the fact the FBI is tracking 800 as a sympathizers here in the US. Pierre Thomas would us as well thank.

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