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Thursday, February 2, 2023

SUV Crashes into Chicago Suburb Mall, Slamming into Stores Before Driver Arrested

An SUV smashed into Woodfield Mall in the northwest Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, Ill., and drove down the main hallway, slamming into a kiosk and stores, sending panicked shoppers scrambling for safety on Friday afternoon.

The Chevy Trailblazer drove through an entrance at the Sears store on the southeast corner, and then continued into the interior of the mall. A Schaumburg police official says no shots were fired, although there were initial reports of an active shooter. The driver was taken into custody.

A witness, Jason, was ordering ice cream when he saw the car only a few feet away, moving erratically. He told his wife to get into the nearby Starbucks, and he ran to the SUV, which had crashed into a pole. He opened the door and took the keys out of the ignition. He said the driver was young and appeared “dazed and confused.”

Read more at CBS 2 Chicago

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