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Arrests made after second big fight at Crossgates in a month

WNYT Staff
Updated: January 27, 2020 07:38 PM
Created: January 27, 2020 07:05 AM

Six juveniles are now under arrest after a story NewsChannel 13 first brought you Sunday night.

It started with a fight at Crossgates Mall and then ended up at two other scenes. One was a police stop at the Exit 24 tollbooths, and then a crash at St. Peter's Hospital.

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This is the second big fight to break out at Crossgates in a month. The first happened in the Beef Jerky Outlet in December. This video of the brawl went viral on social media.

A similar situation was caught on camera Sunday. This one happened on the second floor not far from Lord & Taylor Guilderland police were called, but the people involved in the fight fled the scene very quickly. Police say they got into two different U-Hauls and took off.

State police started following both vehicles, one of them was reported stolen.

One of the U-Hauls was stopped by the Exit 24 tollbooths. Video shows police arresting the three people inside.

State police say the three juveniles were interviewed and released. State police say they're still trying to figure out if that U-Haul was stolen.

The other U-Haul, which was stolen, crashed near St. Peter's Hospital. Six juveniles were arrested there and were charged with criminal possession of stolen property. One of them was also charged with resisting arrest and obstruction of governmental administration. One person in that vehicle had been stabbed. Police believe that injury happened during the fight at the mall. That person is expected to be okay.

Guilderland Deputy Police Chief Curtis Cox says they've increased patrols at the mall, but these incidents are still very hard to investigate.

"Often these things happen, they're violent and within seconds it's over with and the people are gone and then nobody cooperates. We don't get cooperation from any of the victims, the witnesses or any participants - and that makes it very challenging and very difficult," said Cox.

Cox says police believe the two groups of people knew one another, but he says they don't know what led to the fight.


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