2 People Stabbed Inside Minnesota Mall of America

November 13, 2017 Last Updated: November 13, 2017

Two people were stabbed at the Mall of America in Minnesota on Sunday night, police say.

Bloomington Police tweeted that “a subject is in custody after a stabbing at Macy’s,” but did not elaborate. Police later told media outlets at the scene that the stabbing was part of an attempted robbery.

A person was stabbed in the back in the men’s section of the Macy’s first floor, the Star Tribune reported. Another person was also stabbed, and the suspect was injured, police said.

Two people have been transported to the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Fox9 reported.

One of the victims is reportedly in critical condition.

“My daughter could see people lying on the ground who had been stabbed,” Kim Schwieters said, according to the Tribune. “We saw two cops running toward Macy’s,” she said. “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.”

Police told people to leave the area before they closed the store, she said.

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

Another woman wrote on Twitter: “Just lived through the scariest experience of my life. 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.”

A suspect’s name or a motive have not been given.