Incident Summary:

09/17/2016: An assailant stabbed and injured 10 people at the Crossroads Center shopping mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota, United States. The assailant, identified as Dahir Ahmed Adan, was shot and killed by a police officer. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the incident; however, Adan's connection to ISIL could not be confirmed.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


St. Cloud

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Crossroads Center Shopping Mall
Specific Description Shopping Mall
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
A knife was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jihadi-inspired extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 10 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 1
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 10
Number of U.S. Injured 10
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"FBI head: Extremism apparent influence in Minnesota attack," The Associated Press, September 28, 2016.
"FBI seeks public's help in Minnesota mall stabbings," Associated Press, September 22, 2016.
"Eight wounded, suspect killed in Minnesota attack claimed by IS," Middle East Eye, September 19, 2016.