Two Guilderland cops injured in mall brawl

GUILDERLAND — Two Guilderland Police officers suffered minor injuries Saturday night when they tried to break up a fight at Crossgates Mall and the crowd became unruly, according to a release from the police; both refused medical attention.

Between 400 and 500 people were attending an event at “Get Air Trampoline Park,” the release said, when, at about 10:48 p.m., the police tried to stop several females from fighting. The two officers were “assaulted by multiple subjects,” the release said, and two juvenile males were arrested, each charged with second-degree assault, a felony, and also with two misdemeanors: resisting arrest, and criminal trespass.

The release did not name the juveniles because of their age; both were released to their parents and were referred to probation.

Police officers from Bethlehem, Colonie, Albany, Troy, Green Island, Watervliet, the University at Albany, and the Department of Environmental Conservation; sheriff’s deputies from Albany, Schenectady, and Saratoga counties; and New York State Police all assisted.

— Melissa Hale-Spencer

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