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Obama: 'No connection' between NYC, NJ bombings and minnesota stabbings

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(TheBlaze/AP) — President Barack Obama says there is no apparent connection between the stabbings at a mall in Minnesota and the bombings in New York and New Jersey.

The president on Monday echoed FBI officials, who have said they're investigating Saturday's stabbing of nine people at a St. Cloud mall as a potential act of terrorism.

"At this point, we see no connection between that incident and what happened here in New York and New Jersey," Obama said Monday.

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The president said the FBI is currently treating the Minnesota stabbing as a "potential act of terrorism."

Gov. Mark Dayton (D.), who traveled to St. Cloud, says Obama called him Monday morning to express concern about the stabbing and offer any assistance.

Dayton says the president told him to convey his "deep appreciation" for the work of investigators and the police officer who stopped the attacker.

The man, whom his father has identified as 22-year-old Dahir Adan, was fatally shot by an off-duty officer at Crossroads Center mall.

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