The suspect in the suspected terror attack on a mall in Minnesota has been identified as Dahir A. Adan, a 22-year-old college student who came to America 15 years ago:
Minn. attacker was Dahir Adan, acc ro his dad, who said thru translator he born in Africa, lived in U.S. for 15yrs https://t.co/XV6ZHwL4NT
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) September 18, 2016
Latest: Somali father identifies his son as the attacker who stabbed nine people at a Minnesota mall. https://t.co/iGUS53IBQ4
— The Associated Press (@AP) September 18, 2016
According to the father, he did not suspect that his son was a terrorist:
Ahmed Adan, who is Somali, says his son came to the U.S. 15 years ago and was was a student at St. Cloud Technical and Community College. He told the Star Tribune he had “no suspicion” that his son might have been involved in terrorist activity.
We also no know the name of the off-duty police officer who shot Adan:
Mayor IDs off-duty officer who stopped attacks as Jason Falconer, PT officer at Avon PD, former Albany police chief.
— St. Cloud Times (@sctimes) September 18, 2016
Earlier today, ISIS related media accounts took credit for the attack:
— WCCO – CBS Minnesota (@WCCO) September 18, 2016
— Jenan Moussa (@jenanmoussa) September 18, 2016