The headline I read simply said “Two stabbed at Mall of America”, and my mind immediately thought terrorism. It was just over a year ago that a Jihadi knife-attack left 9 people wounded at a St. Cloud, Minnesota mall. It looks like this latest stabbing was actually the result of a theft gone bad.
From NY Post:
Multiple people were stabbed inside the Mall of America on Sunday night, leaving families and kids stunned as they waited to see Santa.
“My daughter could see people lying on the ground who had been stabbed,” Kim Schwieters, who was waiting to see St. Nick with her three children, told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
At least three people were wounded in the attack, which is being described by police as “an interrupted theft.”
It happened around 6:45 p.m. in the men’s department of Macy’s, which is not far from the Santa Experience at the mall in Bloomington, Minnesota.
What started as a simple theft quickly escalated into a violent, multi-victim incident after the would-be thief was caught stealing from two men inside a fitting room.
The perp is in custody.