A spokesman for the police department confirmed that other shoppers detained Abdirahman until police arrived on the scene and arrested him on two counts of first degree assault.
The stabbing at Macy's in the Mall of America Sunday night was an isolated incident and the mall is committed to the safety of its customers, said officials with the Mall of America in a statement Monday.
He said the others who had come to help were from the same group as the victim and he could not immediately clarify if they were family members. The suspect was also wounded, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
"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.
Those are the only details we have right now, but in the meantime, the Twitter Bigot Brigade™ is here to fill in the blanks with baseless accusations about the stabbing...
The police then asked everyone to clear the area, she said.
This is a developing story.