November 13, 2017 05:29 GMT by dailymail.co.uk

Suspect arrested after stabbing at Mall of America

Suspect arrested after stabbing at Mall of America

A 20-year-old suspect is in custody after two men were stabbed at the Mall of America in Minnesota during what police called an 'interrupted theft'. Police arrested Mahad Abdiaziz Abdirahaman.

A 20-year-old suspect is in custody after two men were stabbed at the Mall of America in Minnesota during what police called an 'interrupted theft'.

Bloomington police said the incident happened Sunday evening in the first-floor dressing room area of the Macy's department store.

Police said the first victim was stabbed after he returned to the dressing room and confronted Mahad Abdiaziz Abdirahaman, of Minneapolis, who was allegedly attempting to steal his belongings.

A 20-year-old suspect is in custody after two men were stabbed at the Mall of America in Minnesota during what police called an 'interrupted theft'. The incident occurred inside the Macy's store (pictured)

A 20-year-old suspect is in custody after two men were stabbed at the Mall of America in Minnesota during what police called an 'interrupted theft'. The incident occurred inside the Macy's store (pictured)

Bloomington police said the incident happened Sunday evening in the first-floor dressing room area of the Macy's department store. Police said the first victim was stabbed after he returned to the dressing room and confronted a man attempting to steal his belongings

Bloomington police said the incident happened Sunday evening in the first-floor dressing room area of the Macy's department store. Police said the first victim was stabbed after he returned to the dressing room and confronted a man attempting to steal his belongings

Police said they have one suspect in custody after the stabbings

Police said they have one suspect in custody after the stabbings

The second victim was stabbed after intervening. According to witnesses, the incident took place near Santa's grotto inside the mall. 

Police said the second victim was believed to be a family member or close friend trying to help the first victim.

Authorities said both men suffered non-life-threatening injuries. They were transported to the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis for treatment. 

Police said they don't believe the suspect knew the victims. Abdirahaman is being held on two counts of probable cause first-degree assault. An investigation is ongoing.

The Mall of America said in a statement to KTSP that their 'thoughts are with the families involved'.

While the Macy's store closed early, the Mall of America stayed open and was not placed on lockdown. 

Deputy Chief Mike Hartley says the rest of the patrons were not in any danger.

The Mall of America has more than 520 stores and attractions that include an amusement park and an indoor zip line. 

The second victim was stabbed after intervening. Authorities said both men suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Pictured is the scene of the incident 

The second victim was stabbed after intervening. Authorities said both men suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Pictured is the scene of the incident 

The Mall of America (pictured) said in a statement that their 'thoughts are with the families involved'. While the Macy's store closed early, the Mall of America stayed open and was not placed on lockdown

The Mall of America (pictured) said in a statement that their 'thoughts are with the families involved'. While the Macy's store closed early, the Mall of America stayed open and was not placed on lockdown

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