Two Holiday Shoppers Stabbed At Mall of America

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Twenty-year-old suspect Mahad Abdiraham was arrested at the Mall of America in Minnesota on Sunday after an alleged robbery gone wrong led to two people being stabbed.

A knife-wielding suspect attempted to rob a customer in a dressing room at the Macy's store and when shopper confronted him, he stabbed the victim, the Star Tribune reported.

A statement by the department on its Twitter page also announced the unnamed suspect, who was identified as an adult male, was taken into custody.

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Abdirahaman, who is now being held on two counts of probable cause first-degree assault, was pictured in his mugshot bruised and bloodied.

Among the witnesses to the incident were a crowd of people waiting to visit Santa Claus. When officers arrived, they learned the incident started after a theft was interrupted. The victims were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Both individuals were transported to the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis for treatment.

Speaking at a news briefing Sunday night, Bloomington Police officials described how the suspect snuck into the men's room - as they were modeling outfits for friends outside - and tried swiping some of their belongings. Macy's closed early but the rest of the mall stayed open.

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