Police Identify Suspect in Mall of America Stabbing

Stabbing Confirmed at Mall of America

Witnesses told local media that one person was stabbed in the back and another knifed multiple times.

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

What started as simple robbery attempt quickly escalated into a violent, multi-victim incident after the would-be thief was caught stealing from two men inside a fitting room.

Police say the suspect had attempted to steal the first victim's property, which was in a fitting room.

"When that happened there was a couple of other members that assisted the victim, they went in there to help, in doing so a second victim sustained a knife wound".

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

Two people were reportedly taken to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.

While the Macy's store closed early, the Mall of America stayed open and was not placed on lockdown. He got me!'. I knew something was not right.

Police said the crime started at 6:44 p.m. and they were there within two minutes.

Police say the suspect is now in custody.

Police said their injuries were non life-threatening.

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