St. Cloud mall lockdown ends after about 2 hours

Published 8:59 am Friday, November 18, 2016

ST. CLOUD — A lockdown of the Crossroads Mall in St. Cloud has ended about two hours after police responded to a report of man with a gun.

Police from St. Cloud and Waite Park surrounded the mall shortly before 6:20 p.m. after a report that a man had displayed a gun in his waistband to a couple who were arguing near the food court.

St. Cloud Police Sgt. Jason Burke said in a statement at 8:30 p.m. that the lockdown had been lifted. He said that the entire mall had been searched and that nothing had been located.

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Crossroads Mall was the scene of a Sept. 17 knife attack in which Dahir Ahmed Adan stabbed 10 people, injuring them. The attack ended when an off-duty officer shot and killed Adan.