ST.  CLOUD, Minnesota- The Islamic State militant group has claimed the attacker who stabbed eight people was one of their own.   A state-run TV station called him a “soldier of the Islamic State.”

An off-duty police officer shot and killed the man, stopping the attack.

Keloland reports  Minnesota hospital official says three of the eight people who were attacked at a mall remain hospitalized.
St. Cloud Hospital spokeswoman Chris Nelson said Sunday that the other five people were released and that none of the three still at the hospital has injuries that are considered life-threatening.

All of the victims will survive.

St. Cloud’s police chief, Blair Anderson, said that of the eight people who were stabbed in Saturday night’s attack, only one remained hospitalized by press time.

A a man dressed in a private security uniform started stabbing people and reportedly made references to Allah.

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