Two stabbed after confronting alleged thief at Macy's in Mall of America

Two people reportedly stabbed at Mall of America

Their alleged assailant, Mahad Abdiaziz Abdirahaman, is being held on suspicion of first-degree assault.

Two men were stabbed in the Mall of America in Minnesota on Sunday and it had many conservatives asking an important question.

The incident took place inside one of the department store's dressing rooms, where Abdirahaman was allegedly attempting to steal another shopper's belongings. The second victim was stabbed after intervening.

According to local reports, one person was stabbed in the back, another was stabbed multiple times. Police don't believe the suspect and victim knew each other.

Abdirahaman sneaked into a men's fitting room at the Minnesota mall and tried to swipe something from a customer's belongings while the man was outside the fitting room modeling clothes for his family.

Authorities say the Macy's store was put on lockdown during the incident, but the rest of the 520-store mall remained open and was not placed on lockdown.

Both victims were transported to Hennepin County Medical Center.

Police said the crime started at 6:44 p.m. and they were there within two minutes. The victims were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police say shoppers weren't in any danger.

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