MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Authorities say one person is in custody  and two people were hurt after a stabbing at the Macy’s store at the Mall of America Sunday night.

Bloomington police responded to Macy’s at the Mall of America at about 6:44 p.m. on a report of a stabbing. When officers arrived, they learned the incident started after a theft was interrupted.

Police say the stabbing happened in a dressing room at the Macy’s store. Authorities say a suspect was trying to steal belongings from another person in the fitting room, was confronted by the person and then stabbed the person.

(credit: CBS)

A second person was also stabbed trying to stop the initial theft and stabbing. Police say both stabbing victims suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Authorities say only the Macy’s store was placed on lockdown during the incident.

Police identified the suspect as 20-year-old Mahad Abdiaziz Abdirahaman of Minneapolis. He’s being held on two counts of first-degree assault.

(credit: Bloomington Police Department)

Jeff Wagner

Comments (13)
  1. Looks like he resisted arrest or the person who intervened had some “skill” in dealing with this kind of situation.

  2. Mahad Abdiaziz Abdirahaman of Minneapolis. Minneapolis-St. Paul has what the media refers to as “an ISIS problem.” It’s no coincidence ISIS is recruiting in the Twin Cities area. There is a huge population of 30,000 Somali Muslims who now live there. A recent Business Insider report states there has been a “string of Islamic State-related arrests over roughly the last year” due to the “large Somali community.” Andrew Lugar, U.S. Attorney for Minnesota, speaking at an FBI news conference stated: “To be clear. We have a terror-recruiting problem in Minnesota…Parents and loved ones should know that there is not one master recruiter organizing in the Somali community locally…the person radicalizing your son, your brother, your friend, may not be a stranger. It may be their best friend right here in town.”

  3. Ed Kaiser says:

    Those damn Norwegians again!

  4. Lora Hubbel says:

    Imagine that….a Muslim terrorist ……AGAIN!