2 stabbed at Mall of America; man in custody

Posted November 14, 2017

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.

Officials took Mahad Abdiaziz Abdirahaman, 20, of Minneapolis into custody and charged him with two counts of first-degree assault, CBS Minnesota reports.

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

Bloomington police chief Jeff Potts said the incident began with an interrupted theft. Police say one of the men was stabbed before he was able to disarm the suspect.

Hearing the victim's screams, his family rushed to his aid, but Abdirahaman slashed a second person before they could wrest the knife from him.

"There were a couple of other family members who went to assist the victim, and in doing so, another person suffered a knife wound", Potts said. Both individuals were transported to the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis for treatment.

Those are the only details we have right now, but in the meantime, the Twitter Bigot Brigade™ is here to fill in the blanks with baseless accusations about the stabbing... "The suspect is in custody". The victims were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.