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GUILDERLAND — Police combed Crossgates Mall late into Saturday night after a report that shots were fired sent shoppers running for exits and hunkering down inside stores — where some remained for hours.
Just after 9 p.m. Guilderland Police Chief Carol Lawlor said there was no suspect in custody and no victims were located. She said about 10 percent of the mall still needed to be searched and that some shoppers still remained inside.
She said police continue to search for a suspect seen on video, a black man who is around 6 feet tall and 200 pounds wearing a white shirt with a black hoodie. Two people detained earlier were not involved in the incident, Lawlor said.
"We have no reason to believe that people aren't safe at home," Lawlor said. "Of course, we ask people to be vigilant. If you see something, say something."
She asked for anyone with photos or video of the incident to share them with police.
Crossgates Mall management said it is cautiously optimistic the mall will reopen at 11 a.m. on Sunday. Also, any personal property left at the mall has been secured.
A report of shots fired was made around 2:20 p.m. and centered on the area near the Apple store, Lawlor said.
As police initially responded around 10 minutes after the report, shoppers started to pour from the mall's exits, while others hid inside stores anywhere from 25 minutes to many hours. In the parking lot outside, where hundreds of police swarmed, many with weapons drawn, the mood among the people who made it out was mixed. Some people were distraught and tearful, others were confused, while some did not seem fazed at all.