One suspect is in custody after someone drove an SUV through the internal hallways of a mall near Chicago Friday afternoon, causing chaos while crashing into storefronts and sending panicked shoppers fleeing.
What are the details?
The Hartford Courant reported that emergency crews responded to the scene at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, Illinois, after video of the incident was shared on social media.
In footage taken by a witness and posted on Twitter by BNO News, a black vehicle can be seen careening through displays, stopping and reversing erratically, and appearing to ram into a storefront as shocked onlookers ran both toward and away from the scene.
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BREAKING: SUV plows into Woodfield Mall near Chicago; no word on casualties https://t.co/S856KnFrtS— BNO News (@BNO News)1569009091.0
The Daily Wire reported that authorities initially called for a "mass casualty response," and Fox News reported that two injuries at the scene have been reported so far. According to Schaumburg Police, one suspect has been taken into custody, and "there is no evidence of an active shooter situation."
#BREAKING: A man behind the wheel of a black SUV drove through Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg Friday afternoon. He d… https://t.co/PehVXwG8JJ— Eric Cox (@Eric Cox)1569009872.0
The FBI sent out a notice on social media that the Chicago branch "is aware of the incident at Schaumburg Mall and is assisting local law enforcement as requested. There is no threat to public safety."
#FBI Chicago is aware of the incident at Schaumburg Mall and is assisting local law enforcement as requested. Ther… https://t.co/C8FvQVYAGS— FBI Chicago (@FBI Chicago)1569010923.0