Chicago-area mall reopens after driver causes panic

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A state police officer stands outside of a Woodfield Mall entrance after a man drove an SUV into a
Sears store in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, Ill., on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune via AP)

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago mall has reopened after a man drove an SUV into it and sent frightened shoppers and employees scurrying.

Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg reopened Saturday, a day after the 22-year-old man drove in and plowed into kiosks and a clothing store. Nobody was seriously hurt or hit by the vehicle despite the panic that ensued.

Authorities say the man, who was arrested, may have been suffering from a medical condition. They don’t suspect terrorism or other premeditation.

An entrance to Sears has a boarded up facade were the car crashed through.

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