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Shoppers seemingly undeterred by vague mall threats


BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) -- Shoppers at the Mall of America seem undeterred after hearing about a video purportedly made by al-Qaida-linked rebels that urges Muslims to attack shopping malls. The video specifically mentions the Bloomington shopping mall.

Shopper David Modrynski says he talked with his wife and son about whether to visit the mall after hearing about the video, but concluded they can't stop living their lives because somebody says they're going to do something.

Mary Lamminen, of St. Paul, said while shopping Sunday that she's more afraid of the cold weather.

Authorities say there's "no credible" evidence suggesting a U.S. mall attack was in the works.

The threat came in the final minutes of a more than hour long video released Saturday. Its authenticity could not be immediately verified by The Associated Press.

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