Shoppers slashed with machete in attack at U.S. mall

MULTIPLE people have been slashed with a machete at a shopping mall in the United States.

Eight people are said to have been stabbed in the attack, which is believed to have unfolded at the Crossroads Mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota, around 8.30pm local time.

It’s understood the suspect has been shot dead by police.


The injured have all been transported to various hospitals. Their conditions are not known.

The incident occurred around the same time a bomb was detonated in Manhattan and comes hours after a pipe bomb exploded at a Marine Corps charity race in New Jersey.

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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said the attacks appeared to be “intentional”, however, said there was no evidence at this stage linking the events or to suggest they were related to terrorism.