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St. Cloud Mall Stabbing Suspect was Also Suspect in Hit-and-Run Involving Bicyclist

A pair of eyeglasses helped piece together information about where the suspect of the St. Cloud mall stabbings was in the moments leading up to the attack.

Dahir Adan was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer after he stabbed 10 people Saturday, Sept. 17, at Crossroads Center in St. Cloud.

According to a police report, a pair of eyeglasses was found lodged in the windshield-area of Adan’s car.

A bicyclist told police that he had been the victim of a hit-and-run near the mall and had lost his glasses at the scene. The victim described the pair of glasses, and it matched the description of the glasses found on Adan’s vehicle.

Police say the glasses were the connection between the hit-and-run with the bicyclist and the mall stabbings. From there, they were able to spot Adan’s vehicle on surveillance video from area businesses.

The surveillance video has not been released, but the report says one video from American Heritage Bank showed Adan’s car just five minutes before Adan went into the mall and stabbed the 10 victims.

No victims were killed in the attack.