One person in custody after stabbing at Mall of America, authorities say

14 November, 2017, 01:07 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
  • At least two people were reportedly stabbed at the first floor Macy's in the Mall of America in Minnesota Sunday night

Mahad Abdiaziz Abdirahaman, of Minneapolis, was arrested on Sunday evening after the stabbing in the dressing room area of the Mall of America's Macy's.

Two men were stabbed in the Macy's store at the Mall of America on Sunday night near where families and children were waiting to see Santa Claus, PEOPLE confirms.

Cops wrote on Twitter that the suspect, who was also injured, was taken into custody.

At least three people were wounded in the attack, which is being described by police as "an interrupted theft".

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.


Police say the stabbing happened in a dressing room at the Macy's store.

Both victims were transported to Hennepin County Medical Center.

Abdiraham is being held on two counts of first-degree assault.

The two stabbing victims were taken to the hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening. Deputy Chief Mike Hartley says the rest of the patrons were not in any danger.

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