Mark Dayton

Victim: Mall attacker emotionless; leaders urge 'rise above'

One of the victims wounded in a stabbing at a central Minnesota mall says the man who carried out the attack showed no emotion and his eyes looked blank.

Ryan Schliep, one of 10 people who suffered wounds that were not life-threatening before the attacker was fatally shot, told WCCO-TV that the man "just walked right at me" before striking quickly and penetrating the skin of his scalp.

"He looked just blank in the eyes like he wasn't even there," Schliep said shortly before being released from a St. Cloud hospital.

Authorities are treating Saturday's stabbings at Crossroads Center Mall as a possible act of terrorism, in part because an Islamic...

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