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Troopers: Six juveniles arrested after Crossgates Mall fight, stabbing, pursuits and crash

Troopers: Six juveniles arrested after Crossgates Mall fight, stabbing, pursuits and crash

The incident began at about 6 p.m. Sunday at Crossgates, state police say
Troopers: Six juveniles arrested after Crossgates Mall fight, stabbing, pursuits and crash
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GUILDERLAND -- Six juveniles have been arrested after a fight at Crossgates Mall Sunday led to a stabbing, two pursuits and a crash, state police said Monday.

The juvenile who was stabbed suffered what troopers described as non-life-threatening wounds. Other juveniles were taken to Albany Medical Center after the crash with minor injuries, state police said.

The incident began at about 6 p.m. Troopers responded there to assist Guilderland police with a fight in progress.

Two vehicles left the scene and were located by troopers a short time later. Neither vehicle stopped for police and troopers pursued them, state police said.

One of the vehicles, a U-Haul box truck, stopped in the area of Exit 24 of the Thruway. Three juveniles in that vehicle were then taken into custody. They were interviewed and released without charges, state police said Monday.

Troopers continued to pursue the second vehicle and it crashed in the area of St. Peter's Hospital. Six juveniles were in that vehicle. They were taken for treatment of minor injuries. One of the juveniles suffered a stab wound state police believe happened during the mall fight.

The crashed vehicle, described as a U-Haul van, was reported stolen by the company, state police said.

Each of the six juveniles in the crashed vehicle was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and one was also charged with resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration, misdemeanors. They were each released to a guardian to appear in Albany County Family Court later, state police said.

The investigation was continuing Monday, state police said.

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