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Crossgates Mall Melee: Two Officers Injured, Two Teens Arrested

Composite Image by Dave Lucas

Fourteen police agencies responded to Crossgates Mall after a fight broke out Saturday night.

Guilderland police say just before 11 p.m. Saturday a fight broke out between several females during an event at the 'Get Air Trampoline Park' which had nearly 500 people in attendance. While officers were attempting to break up the fight a large crowd gathered around them and became unruly. Two police officers were then assaulted by multiple subjects causing the police officers to suffer minor injuries. Two juvenile males were arrested and face felony assault charges: they've been released to their parents' custody. Both police officers refused medical attention.

*Agencies called to the scene:

Guilderland PD
Bethlehem Police,
Colonie Police,
Albany Police,
Troy Police,
Green Island Police,
Watervliet Police,
SUNY Police,
Cohoes Police,
ENCON Police,
Albany County Sheriff's,
Saratoga County Sheriff's,
Schenectady County Sheriff's and
New York State Police

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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