On Saturday, a pressure-cooker style bomb in a dumpster went off in Manhattan, injuring 29 people. Earlier, a pipe bomb in a garbage can exploded just after a 5K run in New Jersey. No one was hurt. (Authorities are saying that there is no evidence as of right now that the bombings are the result of “international terrorism,” as opposed to local terrorism.)
Meanwhile that day in St. Cloud, Minnesota, a man shouting Islamic slogans stabbed eight people in a shopping mall before he was killed by an off-duty police officer. ISIS is claiming that the attacker was one of their “soldiers.”
Miraculously, in these three attacks, no one, other than the Minnesota terrorist, was killed.
Two explosions in the tri-state area have left residents fearing the blasts could be related.
At 9.30am on Saturday, a pipe bomb exploded shortly before the Semper Five Run at Seaside Park, New Jersey.
Around 8.30pm, a suspected IED detonated in the popular neighborhood of Chelsea in Manhattan.
No one was injured in the New Jersey explosion and approximately 29 people were hurt after the explosion in Manhattan.
From the Associated Press:
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on the stabbing of eight people at a central Minnesota shopping mall (all times local):
A 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.
St. Cloud’s police chief, Blair Anderson, earlier said that of the eight people who were stabbed in Saturday night’s attack, only one remained hospitalized.
Authorities say a man dressed in a private security uniform started stabbing people and reportedly made references to Allah. An off-duty police officer shot and killed him.
The FBI says it is assisting local police in the investigation into a man who stabbed and wounded eight people at a Minnesota mall.
Like the police, Minnesota FBI spokesman Kyle Loven declined to say Sunday if investigators believe Saturday night’s attack at the Crossroads Center mall in St. Cloud was a terrorist act.
Authorities say a man dressed as a security guard stabbed eight people and reportedly mentioned Allah and asked a victim if they were Muslim before attacking them.
The Islamic State group has claimed the attacker was one of its own, though it’s unclear if the group planned or even knew of the attack ahead of time.
An off-duty police officer shot and killed the attacker.
None of the victims had life-threatening wounds.