Maddie Schwieters tells KARE-TV she was in line to see Santa when she ran toward the commotion nearby and saw two people on the floor. When officers arrived, they learned the incident started after a theft was interrupted.
Jolene Situma said she was in the Macy's store when the incident occurred in the men's section.
One victim was reportedly stabbed in the back and another has numerous knife wounds. The suspect, 20-year-old Mahad Abdiaziz Abdiraham, of Minneapolis, was attempting to rob one of the men, police said. He stabbed them both before being brought down and subdued by other shoppers, cops said.
Cops wrote on Twitter that the suspect, who was also injured, was taken into custody.
Family members were apparently able to disarm the suspect and Bloomington police took the suspect into custody. The suspect suffered minor injuries, Potts said.
"Just lived through the scariest experience of my life".
It is not believed the Abdirahaman knew the victims.