The twilight language explores hidden meanings and synchromystic connections via onomatology (study of names) and toponymy (study of place names). This blog further investigates "name games" and "number coincidences" found in news and history. Examinations are also found in my book The Copycat Effect (NY: Simon and Schuster, 2004).
Saturday, September 24, 2016
2nd Macy's Mall Attack in Week
Two mass attacks - one a mass stabbing and the other a mass shooting - have taken place within a week in two separate shopping malls' Macy's.
On September 23, 2016, at around 7:00 p.m., an allegedly "Hispanic appearing" man carrying a rifle entered the Macy's at the Cascade Mall, Burlington, Washington State. He opened fire, resulting in the eventual deaths of four women and one man. He was not captured or shot.
The suspect is still at large.
On September 17, 2016, a mass stabbing occurred at the Crossroads Center shopping mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Ten people were injured, and the attacker was shot dead inside the mall by an off-duty law enforcement officer.
At about 8:15 on the evening of September 17, an individual began stabbing patrons inside the Crossroads Center shopping mall. Before the spree ended, ten people were injured, three of whom were hospitalized with non-life-threatening wounds. Reports said the attacker made references to Allah and asked at least one person if they were Muslim.shot aThe attacker was shot and killed inside the mall's Macy's store by Jason Falconer, an off-duty police officer from nearby Avon, Minnesota.
The attacker was identified as Dahir A. Adan, age 22, a member of St. Cloud's Somali-American community who was born in Kenya and moved to the U.S. at the age of two. Adan was described by a community spokesman as having no record of violence, and as a good student throughout his educational career at Apollo High School. He had last attended St. Cloud State University in the spring of 2016.