GUILDERLAND — Two police officers were assaulted and two underage males were arrested after a fight broke out at Crossgates Mall on Saturday, August 10 at 10:48 p.m.
Around 400 to 500 people were attending a “Get Air Trampoline Park” event at the third-floor trampoline park when a fight broke out among several females inside the venue, leading two Guilderland Police Department officers to attempt to stop it. According to a Guilderland PD press release, as they tried to break it up, “a large crowd gathered around them and became unruly.” The officers were then assaulted by multiple individuals and suffered minor injuries.
A teen-posted Facebook video seemed to show when officers believed the assault happened, showing an officer removing a girl off another girl who then hit the floor. A teenage boy then engaged the officers and got pushed against a vending machine, with one officer falling down.
The Albany, Bethlehem, Colonie, Troy, Green Island, Watervliet and Cohoes Police Departments, SUNY Albany Police; the state Environmental Conservation Police and State Police; and the Albany County, Saratoga County and Schenectady County Sheriff’s Departments arrived on the scene to assist.
The aforementioned arrested men, whose names were not disclosed, were charged with assault, resisting arrest and criminal trespass. They have since been released to their parents and were referred to probation. The injured police officers refused medical attention.