Stabbing at Mall of America dressing room injures 2

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Mahad Abdirahaman

Bloomington police are investigating a stabbing at the Mall of America. Police say they were dispatched to Macy's around 6:40 p.m. on a report of a stabbing.

When police arrived they found two men had been stabbed in the dressing room in the men's department of Macy's. 

Police say a man was in the dressing room when the suspect, identified as 20-year-old Mahad Abdirahaman of Minneapolis, tried to steal some of his items. When the victim confronted Abdirahaman he drew a knife and stabbed the victim.

Members of the victims family intervened. While they intervened, Abdirahaman stabbed another man. 

Family members were able to detain the Abdirahaman until police arrived and took him into custody. 

Alexander Sanchez, 19, suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries to his face and upper body. His brother, 25-year-old John Sanchez was stabbed on his upper body and has been released from Hennepin County Medical Center.

It is not believed the Abdirahaman knew the victims.