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Mall Attacker Was 'Most Assimilated Kid in Neighborhood'

Dahir Adan worked as a security guard

(Newser) - He was a recent college student with an interest in computers who had worked part time as a private security guard. He was said to be an honor student in high school. And he had nothing more than a minor traffic citation on his record. But on Saturday, for reasons... More »

Shoppers Panic as Shots Reported at NC Mall

Crabtree Valley Mall in Raleigh has been locked down

(Newser) - A North Carolina mall was locked down Saturday afternoon after gunshots were reported from inside, though no suspects or victims have been found, WRAL reports. According to WNCN , reports of gunshots at the Crabtree Valley Mall came in around 2:30pm. The AP says the mall is in an "... More »

Teen Was Handed an E-Cig. Then a Boom, and Blindness

It's against state and local laws to sell e-cigs to minors

(Newser) - A New York teenager has learned an anti-vaping lesson in the most painful of ways: An e-cigarette exploded in his face. Leor Domatov, 14, took a bus to the Kings Plaza mall in Brooklyn with friends last week and stopped at a vaping kiosk near the mall's entrance, where... More »

10 Killed as Gunmen Bomb, Storm Iraq Mall

Hostages reportedly being held in Baghdad's Jawhara Mall

(Newser) - Gunmen set off a car bomb at the entrance to a mall in mainly Shiite eastern Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 10 people and wounding 25 as the attackers raced inside and took hostages, Iraqi officials said. That number is likely to fluctuate as the story develops: Al Jazeera... More »

Mall Erupts Into 'Crazy' Brawls With Up to 2K People

Police clamp down on mall in suburban Louisville

(Newser) - One of Kentucky's biggest shopping malls erupted into multiple brawls Saturday night involving as many as 2,000 people, NBC News reports. Six officers working at Mall St. Matthews in suburban Louisville responded to fights at around 7pm and saw them chain-react into other disturbances. "As they were... More »

1 Dead as Shots Fired at NC Mall on Christmas Eve

Police responded when argument broke out, man with gun killed

(Newser) - One man is dead after an argument broke out at a North Carolina mall on Christmas Eve, ABC News reports. There are conflicting accounts of how many shots were fired. According to WCNC , a witness reported hearing dozens of shots fired shortly after 2pm local time. At the time the... More »

Army Sergeant Arrested at NC Mall With Rifle

He was apparently on his way to have his photo taken

(Newser) - If you're a sergeant in the US Army, the long Fourth of July weekend might seem the perfect opportunity to get decked out in your military-grade tactical vest and have a photo taken of you holding some of your weaponry. At least, that's what Bryan Scott Wolfinger of... More »

Dubai Unveils Plans for World's Largest Mall

It will include 100 hotels, a theme park, and a climate-controlled network of streets

(Newser) - Being home to one of the world's largest malls is apparently not enough for the rulers of the United Arab Emirates, even just five years after Dubai was crippled by a massive debt crisis. The nation’s ruler, Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, says his planned Mall of the... More »

One Dead in Mall Carbon Monoxide Leak

Long Island incident caused by piping problem: officials

(Newser) - A carbon monoxide leak in a Long Island mall has left a restaurant manager dead and 27 others sick. Police found themselves dizzy and nauseous after responding to a call last night about an injured worker at the Walt Whitman Mall in Huntington Station. Authorities evacuated three restaurants, News 12... More »

Mall Victims Were Workers in Their 20s: Police

5 injured in Maryland attack

(Newser) - The two people killed in today's Maryland mall shooting —in addition to the suspected shooter—were workers at a store for skaters, police say. Brianna Benlolo, 21, and Tyler Johnson, 25, worked at a store called Zumiez, the Washington Post reports. Five others were injured in the attack,... More »

3 Dead in Mall Shooting

Shooter in suburban Baltimore believed to be one of those killed

(Newser) - Police in suburban Baltimore say three people are dead in a shooting at a shopping mall this morning, reports the Baltimore Sun . One of the victims inside the Mall at Columbia was found near a gun and ammunition, and authorities think that person was the shooter, according to MyFoxDC . None... More »

400 Teens Plow Through Brooklyn Mall

Unaccompanied minors briefly banned after reported fights

(Newser) - The day after Christmas, some 400 teens burst into a Brooklyn mall, and fights and looting ensued, according to New York Post sources. The kids reportedly thought—incorrectly—that the rapper Fabolous was going to perform at Kings Plaza. "I was begging them to stop. There were a lot... More »

Mall Evacuated After Man Scatters Woman's Ashes a LensCrafters

(Newser) - A Florida shopping mall was evacuated on Tuesday for what very well could be a first: A man threw an unidentified substance into a LensCrafters ... and it later turned out to be some of his dead fiancee's ashes. NBC6 reports that the man was in the process of depositing... More »

NC Couple: We Escaped Kenya Mall

Asheville travelers guided out by gun-wielding Australian

(Newser) - In Kenya for a safari, an Asheville, NC, couple took a daytrip to a Nairobi mall—and ended up fleeing for their lives. Francis and Susan Strazzella, both 62, heard shots ring out as they browsed a store on the mall's fourth floor, the Asheville Citizen-Times reports. "We... More »

2 Women Shot at Virginia Community College

Suspect in custody; school campus is inside mall

(Newser) - A man shot and injured two women at a mall branch of a community college in Virginia today before he was subdued by police, a city official said. The suspect was being interviewed by police as law enforcement continued to clear the New River Valley Mall, said Christiansburg city spokeswoman... More »

19 Teens Arrested After 'Mob Action' in Mall

Two injured in ruckus

(Newser) - Nineteen teenagers have been arrested following a disturbance that shut down a Chicago shopping mall and left two people with minor injuries. Chicago police spokeswoman Laura Kubiak says the teens arrested Saturday were males and females ranging in age from 13 to 18. Most are charged with misdemeanor mob action.... More »

Suspect in Spa Shooting Found Dead

Radcliffe Haughton was married to an employee: witness

(Newser) - Horrifying news from Wisconsin: A man estranged from his wife walked into her workplace today and opened fire, killing three women and wounding four more before fatally shooting himself, police said. Authorities found the body of Radcliffe Haughton, 45, at the spa where his wife, Zina Haughton, worked in suburban... More »

1 Dead, 1 Trapped, 22 Hurt in Ontario Mall Collapse

9 still missing after rooftop parking lot caves in

(Newser) - The rooftop parking lot of a northern Ontario mall collapsed over the weekend, sending debris through two floors of the building. A pair of cars also reportedly crashed through. Now officials say they believe one person was killed in the incident; another is trapped but may still be alive after... More »

Bank Robber Suspected in Bomb Plot Near Columbine

65-year-old Earl Albert Moore seen in mall security footage

(Newser) - The FBI suspects a paroled bank robber, still at large, planted a pipe bomb at a mall near Columbine last week , Reuters reports. Earl Albert Moore “is considered armed and dangerous and has an extensive criminal background,” the FBI said. The 65-year-old had been a “person of... More »

Classy ATM Spits Gold, Not Cash, in Florida

Machine installed in a shopping mall

(Newser) - An ATM at a posh Florida mall cuts out the paper and goes straight for gold. Slide in credit card or cash and get out a pile of gold bars and coins in a tidy black box, the AP reports. The German machine is primarily a novelty item, says its... More »

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