Authorities Respond to Stabbing at Mall of America

14 November, 2017, 01:54 | Author: Diane Mills
  • Two people reportedly stabbed at Mall of America

Pictured, Mahad Abdiaziz Abdirahaman, Minneapolis, Mall of America stabbing suspect.

Two others that were with the vicitim ran to help and one of those men was also stabbed by the suspect.

At least two people were stabbed at Macy's department store in the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota just before 6.45pm on Sunday.

A spokesman for the police department confirmed that other shoppers detained Abdirahman until police arrived on the scene and arrested him on two counts of first degree assault.

Abdirahaman, who is now being held on two counts of probable cause first-degree assault, was pictured in his mugshot bruised and bloodied.

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Abdirahaman sneaked into a men's fitting room at the Minnesota mall and tried to swipe something from a customer's belongings while the man was outside the fitting room modeling clothes for his family. The second victim was stabbed after trying to intervene.

Both victims were taken to a nearby hospital with what police describe as non-life threatening injuries.

While the Macy's store closed early, the rest of the mall, with its more than 520 stores, remained open.

Bloomington police say a suspect is in custody in connection with the incident.

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