Mahad Abdirahaman - Bloomington Police Department

(Mahad Abdirahaman - Bloomington Police Department)

Details are starting to emerge in the wake of Sunday's stabbing attack at the Mall of America in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  

Mahad Abdirahaman stabbed two shoppers at a Macy's Sunday evening in what police are now calling an "interrupted theft."

The Bloomington police department initially broke the news at about 6:00 PM Pacific Time last night:

Details were scarce until police chief Jeff Potts issued a statement earlier today.

It all started around 6:45 PM in the Macy's dressing room. Two men were trying on clothes, but left the fitting rooms briefly to show their friends.

Abdirahaman snuck into the empty changing room and proceeded to steal some of their belongings. The men returned and caught him in the act, that's when Abdirahaman stabbed them.

Passersby were able to get the knife away from the suspect and kept him subdued until authorities came on scene.

Abdirahaman suffered minor injuries in the altercation, and the innovations should discredit any claims of terrorism.

Read more over at the Star Tribune.