MINNEAPOLIS -- Authorities say one person is in custody and two people were hurt after a stabbing at the Macy's store at the Mall of America Sunday night.
Bloomington police responded to Macy's at the Mall of America at about 6:44 p.m. on a report of a stabbing. When officers arrived, they learned the incident started after a theft was interrupted.
Police identified the suspect as 20-year-old Mahad Abdiaziz Abdirahaman of Minneapolis, CBS Minnesota reports. He's being held on two counts of first-degree assault.
Police say the stabbing happened in a dressing room at the Macy's store. Authorities say a suspect was trying to steal belongings from another person in the fitting room, was confronted by the person and then stabbed the person.
A second person was also stabbed trying to stop the initial theft and stabbing. Police say both stabbing victims suffered non-life threatening injuries.
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.
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