Central States Violent Crime

Armed Robber Stabs 2 People in Front of Children at Mall of America

Witnesses said kids who were in line to meet Santa Claus at the Mall of America in Minnesota saw a robbery suspect stab two people who tried to stop him over the weekend.

Police in Bloomington, Minnesota, say the incident happened Sunday evening in the first-floor dressing room area of the Macy’s department store.

Police say the first victim was stabbed after he returned to the dressing room and confronted a man attempting to steal his belongings. The second victim was stabbed after intervening. Authorities say both men suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

While the Macy’s store closed early, the Mall of America stayed open and was not placed on lockdown. Deputy Chief Mike Hartley says the rest of the patrons were not in any danger.

The Mall of America has more than 520 stores and attractions that include an amusement park and an indoor zip line.

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