Two injured in Mall of America stabbing, suspect in custody

Two people reportedly stabbed at Mall of America

Stabbing Confirmed at Mall of America

A statement from Bloomington police said: "A subject is in custody after a stabbing at Macy's".

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.

Police identified the suspect as 20-year-old Mahad Abdiaziz Abdirahaman. When the police arrived, they learned the stabbing began after a theft was interrupted.

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Hearing the victim's screams, his family rushed to his aid, but Abdirahaman slashed a second person before they could wrest the knife from him.

Police say the suspect is now in custody.

The incident took place in the dressing room area on the first floor of Macy's, the Associated Press reports.

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CBS reported Abdirahaman sneaking into a men's fitting room at the Mall of America, Minneapolis outlet and attempting to steal something from a customer's belongings while the man was outside the fitting room modeling clothes for his family. The victims were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Both victims were transported to Hennepin County Medical Center. He's being held on two counts of first-degree assault.

The Mall of America has more than 520 stores and attractions that include an amusement park and an indoor zip line.

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