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.

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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.

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Jeff Wagner