Somali community deals with aftermath of attack

ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- Somalis in St. Cloud are trying to square the bright, family-minded young man who went to the mall to buy the new iPhone with the emotionless man who stabbed 10 people and in death is the subject of a terrorism investigation.

The aftermath of Saturday's attack at Crossroads Center Mall in St. Cloud also is testing longstanding efforts to improve strained relations between the city's Somali community and other residents.

Several Somalis said they saw pickups driving through predominantly Somali neighborhoods the night after the attack, waving confederate flags and honking.

It's still unclear what led 20-year-old Dahir Adan to stab several people with what appeared to be a kitchen knife before he was confronted and killed by an off-duty police officer.

The FBI said Tuesday that its Joint Terrorism Task Force will take over the investigation.

 


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