Authorities said a 16-year-old has been arrested for breaking into Dick's Sporting Goods at the Square One shopping mall in Saugus, Massachusetts.The teen is reported to have stolen a gun and then fled the scene.
Police had closed off the shopping mall at 4:30 a.m. this morning after an 'armed and dangerous' intruder was reported to be inside the mall's Dick's Sporting Goods store. the mall remained closed for several hours.
The Saugus Police Department released this statement earlier addressing the situation.
The Saugus Police Department is at the scene of a break-in at the Dick’s Sporting Goods at the Square One Mall. One armed and dangerous intruder is believed to be inside.
This is an active situation, and the Saugus Police Department urges everyone to avoid the Mall area at this time. Additional details will be released as soon as they are available.
It's unclear exactly what weapon the suspect was armed with, but there are reports that he was holding a 'long gun.'
A SWAT team was also called to the scene this morning, but it is still unclear how the suspect was apprehended.
SWAT and K-9 units arriving at Square One Mall in Saugus. pic.twitter.com/sjZy9Ku2Se— Matt Demirs (@Matt_Demirs) June 19, 2017
This story is developing and will be updated with additional details when they are made available.