Stabbed at Mall of America Near Children Waiting to See Santa

Stabbed at Mall of America Near Children Waiting to See Santa

Stabbed at Mall of America Near Children Waiting to See Santa

Both of the stabbing victims, according to CBS News, suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The victim's family attempted to intervene and a second victim sustained a knife wound. Police say shoppers weren't in any danger. They don't believe the suspect knew the victims and Potts said he didn't know yet where the victims were from.

At least three people reportedly were stabbed at Mall of America in Bloomington shortly before 7 p.m. on Sunday. The family members were able to disarm the suspect.

Cops wrote on Twitter that the suspect, who was also injured, was taken into custody.

"Bloomington Police immediately took appropriate actions to control last night's isolated incident to ensure the safety and security of our guests", the statement said.

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While the Macy's store closed early, the Mall of America stayed open and was not placed on lockdown.

"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, said. Though she didn't see the reported stabbing, she said she heard a man scream, "He got me, he got me", and saw people fleeing the area.

This is a developing story.

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