Man charged in Minnesota mall stabbing once acquitted in other stabbings due to mental illness

ELIZABETH ELIZALDE – NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

The suspect in the Minnesota mall stabbing was acquitted in a case in June that involved stabbing two people in a psychiatric unit with a pen because of mental illness, court documents show. Mahad Abdirahman, 20, was charged with two counts of first-degree assault after allegedly stabbing two brothers in a Macy’s dressing room at the Mall of America in Bloomington on Sunday. The victims, 19-year-old Alexander Sanchez and 25-year-old John Sanchez, were with seven other family members in the store, a criminal complaint obtained by KSTP-TV says, which also mentioned Abdirahman’s acquittal.

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