2 stabbed and suspect arrested at Mall of America

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Kids in line for Santa see shoplifter stab 2 at Mall of America (KTRK)

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.

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.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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