Suspect in Mall of America stabbing identified


What started as simple robbery attempt quickly escalated into a violent, multi-victim incident after the would-be thief was caught stealing from two men inside a fitting room. Police say one of the men was stabbed before he was able to disarm the suspect. When confronted, he stabbed a man he had tried to rob and another in his party, police said.

Authorities have one person in custody after two people were hurt during a stabbing in the Mall of America in Minneapolis on Sunday.

After the victim let out a scream, his family rushed to help him while the suspect allegedly stabbed a second person.

"Our officers arrived and took the suspect into custody", Bloomington Police Chief Jeff Potts said, while addressing the media.

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Police said their injuries were non life-threatening. The suspect was also wounded, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Maddie Schwieters tells KARE-TV she was in line to see Santa when she ran toward the commotion nearby and saw two people on the floor. "He got me!'. I knew something was not right", Situma wrote. She said she hid underneath clothing and called police.

This is a developing story.