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Stabbing Confirmed at Mall of America

14 November 2017

The 20-year-old suspect accused of stabbing two men at the Mall of America in Minnesota has been identified. When officers arrived, they learned the incident started after a theft was interrupted.

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

It was reported that the two men were confronting Mahad Abdirahman, the suspect, about stealing some belongings from a dressing room when they were injured.

Family members were apparently able to disarm the suspect and Bloomington police took the suspect into custody. Another man in his party responded to the victim's cries for help and was also stabbed, Potts said.


Twitter reports said one suspect was arrested.

"We saw the man walking through before, talking to himself, really really loudly talking to himself", she said.

"Just lived through the scariest experience of my life. He got me!'. I knew something was not right", Situma wrote. "Some other shoppers ran toward the screaming, and someone (who I believe was the victim's brother) yelled '911!' I called the police and hid".

The incident took place near where shocked shoppers were lining up to see Santa Claus.

Stabbing Confirmed at Mall of America