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Otsego, MN - Following the stabbing at Crossroads Mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota yesterday, Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) released the following statement:

"The person who attacked innocent people at the Crossroads Mall in St. Cloud last night struck terror into the hearts of all Americans. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this attack and we hope for their speedy recovery. The citizen who stopped this evil man and ended his attack is a hero and has the gratitude and admiration of us all.  

There has been an ever growing list of attacks against the United States and our allies, and they must not go unanswered. I am committed now and always to push for stronger action against the ultimate sources of this terror. I will continue my push for the declaration of war against ISIS to be brought to the House Floor so that we can fully rid the world of this evil. The safety of our citizens is our number one concern. I also urge the Senate to support and pass The SAFE Act, which the House passed last year, which would strengthen security checks on those entering our country.

Mayor Kleis and local law enforcement have my full support in this difficult time. I remain always confident that the American spirit will endure and prevail.