Police have arrested a 17-year-old boy on suspicion of stabbing another teen after a large fight broke out at Rosedale Center on Saturday night.
The 16-year-old victim is in critical condition.
WCCO reported that police were called to the shopping center at 7:48 p.m. after receiving reports of 12 people fighting outside the entrance to Herberger's.
The caller told police the teenagers and young adults were using chairs as weapons.
After breaking the fight up, police found an 18-year-old man with cuts and bruises on his face who needed medical care.
Kare 11 reported that more officers were dispatched to the area because the group was not obeying police orders and more fights were breaking out.
Lt. Lorne Rosand of the Roseville Police told reporters that K-9 units were brought to the shopping center to help control the situation.
Police were then notified of a stabbing outside of the Ruby Tuesday's in the mall.
The 16-year-old had stab wounds in his back and identified his attacker before being taken to the hospital.
Rosand said they decided to lock the doors to the mall in an attempt to keep patrons safe and to help settle everything down.
According to police, a 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of the stabbing and they also believe he was involved in the assault on the 18-year-old man.
He was taken to Ramsey County Juvenile Detention Center.
Police are not releasing names for safety reasons and are not yet sure of a motive or if the 17-year-old knew either victims.
They are asking anyone with information regarding the incident to contact the Roseville Police Department.