MINNESOTA — Witnesses say several people were stabbed inside the Mall of America Sunday night.
According to the Star Tribune, the attack occurred in the men’s department at Macy’s on the first level. ‘One person was stabbed in the back; another was stabbed multiple times. The suspect also was wounded. The reports said two people have been taken to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.’
Police said a suspect was in custody and the stabbing was the result of a thief trying to steal a customer’s property from a dressing room—and was confronted by customer. The suspect has been identified as 20-year-old Mahad Abdiaziz Abdirahaman, of Minneapolis.
Just lived through the scariest experience of my life. I heard someone screaming “He got me! He got me!”. I knew something was not right. Some other shoppers ran towards the screaming, and someone (who I believe was the victim’s brother) yelled “911!” I called the police and hid.
— Jolene Situma (@jojosituma) November 13, 2017
#BREAKING: Witness of stabbing at @mallofamerica tells @KSTP it happened in the men’s section of Macy’s. She heard screaming and crying and saw multiple victims before hiding to save herself… pic.twitter.com/U3vbYIeVH0
— Matt Belanger (@MattKSTP) November 13, 2017
Intense experience at the Mall of America today. Upon seeing the first officer I knew something wasn’t right. My prayers for the families of the wounded. 🙏🏽
— 🌺 Jasmine Pilar 🌺 (@jasminepilar1) November 13, 2017