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One person in custody after stabbing at Mall of America, authorities say

One person in custody after stabbing at Mall of America, authorities say

Police described it as an "interrupted theft".

Reports on Twitter said the stabbing happened in the men's department at Macy's on the first level. But he caught Abdirahaman in the act, and the would-be thief pulled a knife and stabbed him, authorities said.

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.

Bloomington police say a suspect is in custody in connection with the incident. He stabbed them both before being brought down and subdued by other shoppers, cops said. Police say one of the men was stabbed before he was able to disarm the suspect. The suspect was also wounded, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. One man told Schwieters that he appeared to be having a conversation with himself, even yelling at times.

The police then asked everyone to clear the area, she said.

"We saw the man walking through before, talking to himself, really really loudly talking to himself", she said. I heard someone screaming 'He got me! He got me!'. I knew something was not right.

Two other people that were with the victim ran to help, and confronted the suspect.