Two men were stabbed during a thwarted theft at the Mall of America in Minnesota on Sunday night and the suspect is in custody, police said.
Bloomington Police were dispatched to the men’s department of the mall’s Macy’s department store following reports of a stabbing, Chief Jeff Potts said during a news conference later Sunday night. It was soon realized the situation was an interrupted theft, according to the cop.
The stabbing suspect went into someone else’s dressing room in an attempt to steal that person’s property, Potts said. The victim confronted the suspect, who then pulled out a knife and started stabbing him, according to investigators.
Ambulance outside Macy’s MOA…stabbing..large police presence pic.twitter.com/w2S6VrGJkn
— Beth McDonough (@bmcdonoughkstp) November 13, 2017
Police said the victim began to yell, and that’s when his family rushed over. The second stabbing victim was believed to be a family member or close friend trying to help the first victim. Both men are expected to survive.
Kim Schwieters told the Star Tribune she and her children were visiting Santa Claus outside of the Macy’s entrance when she saw two police officers run toward the department store, before more cops started running with their guns drawn.
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SOURCE: Fox News, Nicole Darrah