Minnesota Governor, Mark Dayton plans to travel to St. Cloud, to meet with city officials about the weekend stabbing at a local mall. The incident is currently being investigated as a potential act of terrorism.
Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith are scheduled to meet with St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis on Monday morning.
Authorities say seven men, one woman, and a 15-year-old girl were stabbed and injured by a young Somali man dressed as a security guard when he entered the mall and appeared to be wielding a kitchen knife.
The city's police chief said the man reportedly made at least one reference to Allah and asked a victim if he or she was a Muslim before attacking. The rampage ended when the man was fatally shot by an off-duty police officer.
All those injured did not sustain life-threatening injuries and have been released from the hospital.
Monday morning, Electrolux Home Products' spokeswoman Eloise Hale said Monday that the man was an employee of the security firm Securitas and was temporarily assigned to the Electrolux store in St. Cloud's Crossroads Center mall. Hale says the assignment was only for a few months and ended in June.
The man was later identified by his father as 22-year-old Dahir Adan.
It isn't clear whether Adan was radicalized.