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Suspect In Mall Of America Stabbing Pleads Guilty

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.

Mahad Abdiaziz Abdirahaman
(credit: Bloomington Police Department)

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.

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