MOA at­tacker stabbed vic­tim ‘to the bone’

Min­neapo­lis man charged in at­tack on two broth­ers.

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A Min­neapo­lis man was charged Tues­day with se­verely stab­bing two broth­ers shop­ping inside Macy’s at the Mall of Amer­ica.

Ma­had A. Ab­di­ra­ham, 20, was charged with first-de­gree as­sault in con­nec­tion with the knife at­tacks early Sun­day evening on 19-year-old Alexan­der Sanchez and 25-year-old John Sanchez, both of Min­neapo­lis. Ab­di­ra­ham re­mains jailed be­fore a Wed­nes­day court ap­pear­ance.

The younger brother suf­fered in­juries to his head that will leave scars, and cuts to his arms that went “to the bone,” ac­cord­ing to the charges. His brother needed dozens of stitches, the court fil­ing re­vealed.

No mo­tive for the stab­bings was of­fered in the charg­ing doc­u­ment, but it did sug­gest Ab­di­ra­ham has had psy­cho­log­i­cal dif­fi­cul­ties. Last year, he was ar­rested on sus­pi­cion Ab­di­ra­ham of stab­bing two staff mem­bers with a pen at an in­pa­tient psy­chi­atric unit.

Ac­cord­ing to the crim­i­nal com­plaint:

Alexan­der Sanchez had come to Macy’s with eight fam­ily mem­bers and ex­ited the dress­ing room to show the oth­ers a pair of pants.

He re­turned to the dress­ing room as Ab­di­ra­ham was stand­ing nearby and “look­ing as if he thought about go­ing inside.”

Af­ter Alexan­der Sanchez “tried to push past” Ab­di­ra­ham upon ex­it­ing the room, Ab­di­ra­ham started slash­ing him with a knife, which had an 8-inch blade. Alexan­der Sanchez suf­fered cuts across his face and head and deep gashes to the back of his arms. Some cuts to his back made it to the bone.

John Sanchez came to his brother’s res­cue, as did an­other fam­ily mem­ber. The older brother grabbed at the knife and was cut on his hands, and suf­fered slashes to his back that re­quired 42 stitches. The broth­ers and oth­ers sub­dued and dis­armed Ab­di­ra­ham.

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