At least eight people were taken to a hospital with injuries after a stabbing attack at a Minnesota shopping mall that ended with the suspected attacker, who reportedly made references to Allah, shot dead by an off-duty police officer, authorities said.
During the news conference, Anderson said the attacker who was armed with a knife made references to Allah during the attack and asked at least one person whether they were Muslim.
Baptist. Maybe Amish, one of those nasty conservative/libertarian types.
But we mustn't jump to any conclusions
He declined to call the attacks an act of
terrorism, saying the motive for the attacks isn't known yet. 'We will
be diligent and get to the bottom of this,' Anderson said.
And in the end they'll probably follow the current template: "If you can't prove they were directly connected to ISIS or al Qaeda, then at worst it was a 'lone wolf' thing and you can't really call it a terrorist attack."