MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Authorities say a 20-year-old Minneapolis man accused in a stabbing that put the Mall of America in lockdown back in November has pleaded guilty to charges.
Mahad Abdiaziz Abdirahaman of Minneapolis was charged with two counts of first-degree assault in connection with the incident.
The incident happened at about 6:44 p.m. on Nov. 12 as Bloomington police responded to a report of a stabbing. It started as a theft that was interrupted.
Authorities said the stabbing happened in a dressing room at the Macy’s store at Mall of America. A suspect, later identified as Abdirahaman, was trying to steal belongings from another person in the fitting room when he was confronted. Abdirahaman then stabbed the person.
Authorities say a second person trying to stop the initial theft and stabbing was also stabbed. Both victims suffered non-life threatening injuries.
The incident forced the Macy’s store to go on lockdown.