A Saugus Police Department officer confirmed Square One Mall is closed this morning while a police investigation takes place and broadcast reports stated police received a report that a man with a "long gun" is inside Dick's Sporting Goods.
Saugus police were called out to the Square One Mall at around 4.30am after reports of a break-in at Dick's.
Police responded to the Route 1 mall around 4:20 a.m. when a burglar alarm went off and an officer spotted a broken window.
Police say the suspect got the long gun from a locked rack within the store. "I'm not sure what time he left".
Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc., launched on November 25, 1996, is an omni-channel sporting goods retailer offering an assortment of sports equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories in its specialty retail stores primarily in the eastern United States. The suspect will face a number of charges when he's arraigned in juvenile court. "Our new DICK'S Team Sports HQ west coast technology and innovation center showcases our commitment to providing an enterprise platform to empower sports associations to spend less time on the administrative efforts of running a league and more time coaching young athletes", said Ed Plummer, SVP, DICK'S Team Sports HQ. "We are grateful the incident was resolved safely and quickly by Saugus Police and other area law enforcement agencies", Connell said in a statement. "We want to thank everyone in the community for their patience this morning as we worked through this scene to ensure the safety of all".