Terrorist? Mahad Abdiaziz Abdirahaman arrested in Mall of America stabbing

Stabbing Confirmed at Mall of America

Police have named the man accused of stabbing two people inside the Mall of America during a botched theft attempt Sunday.

Two others that were with the vicitim ran to help and one of those men was also stabbed by the suspect.

It was reported that the two men were confronting Mahad Abdirahman, the suspect, about stealing some belongings from a dressing room when they were injured. The victim's family attempted to intervene and a second victim sustained a knife wound.

The incident took place near where shocked shoppers were lining up to see Santa Claus. A 20-year-old suspect is in custody. They were transported to the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis for treatment.

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Both of the stabbing victims, according to CBS News, suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The others in their party disarmed Abdirahaman and restrained him until police arrived a few minutes later.

Deputy Chief Mike Hartley says the rest of the patrons were not in any danger. Their alleged assailant, Mahad Abdiaziz Abdirahaman, is being held on suspicion of first-degree assault.

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

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