Mall of…Terror?

First a carjacking at Tysons, now two stabbings at the Nordstrom at Montgomery Mall?

Dude, what the hell is in that Mall water? Is this Desperate Housewives meets MS-13?

Damn, just when you thought it was safe to shop.

Update: A local visiting blogger, Irina Slutsky, was there when it happened:

a straggling shopper in a pink sweater was running toward the down escalator. she didn’t pay attention to the woman with the knife and kind of skipped onto the elevator, ahead of her. thinking she was safe, she began folding her jacket.
the woman with the knife stepped onto the escalator behind her.

after a beat, the woman with the knife began stabbing the customer in the pink sweater.

it seemed as if it was almost not going to happen.

i couldn’t scream or move.

the woman in the pink sweater ran down the steps, but the stabber followed her, sticking the knife repeatedly between her shoulder blades.

Irina is also quoted in the Washington Post story regarding the very odd stabbing.

3 Comments so far

  1. irina (unregistered) on May 26th, 2005 @ 3:04 pm

    hey, i’m the blogger who was there! just wanted to say tho i used to live in arlington, i now live in SF, CA. it was insane.


  2. irina (unregistered) on May 26th, 2005 @ 3:09 pm

    here is the washington post article

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/26/AR2005052600640.html?sub=AR

    and my own account:

    heresmybyline.typepad.com


  3. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on May 26th, 2005 @ 3:11 pm

    Thanks for the corrections and the addition, Irina :) Sorry you had to see all this on your trip home!



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