Multiple People Stabbed At Mall Of America

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, including the suspect, cops said.

It happened around 6:45 p.m. in the men’s department of Macy’s, which is not far from the mall’s Santa Experience.

One victim was reportedly stabbed in the back and another has numerous knife wounds.

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

“We saw two cops running toward Macy’s,” said Schwieters, who is from Grant, Minn.

“By the time we got to the main area — the men’s department is to the right — more police started running in with their guns drawn.”

Witnesses said they saw the suspect acting erratically before the stabbing. One man told Schwieters that he appeared to be having a conversation with himself, even yelling at times.

“He saw the man walking through before, talking to himself, really really loudly talking to himself,” Schwieters said. “Kind of drew attention to himself.”

Some shoppers tweeted about the incident, saying they hid underneath clothing racks and other places.

“Just lived through the scariest experience of my life,” wrote Jolene Situma. “I heard someone screaming ‘He got me! He got me!’ I knew something was not right. Some other shoppers ran toward the screaming, and someone (who I believe was the victim’s brother) yelled ‘911!’ I called the police and hid.”

Source: Google Alerts

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