Man Who Drove SUV Into Woodfield Mall Taken to Mental Health Institute: Police

Police arrested a man after he drove an SUV through Woodfield Mall on Friday

The man who drove an SUV into Woodfield Mall in suburban Schaumburg on Friday afternoon has been taken to a mental health hospital, police said on Saturday.

Chaos erupted at around 2:30 p.m. on Friday when the unidentified 22-year-old man drove his vehicle inside of the popular suburban Chicago shopping center. Three people were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said. 

The 22-year-old suspect remained in custody on Saturday, and was taken to AMITA Health Behavioral Medicine Institute for treatment, according to a news release from the Schaumburg Police Department.

"The duration of his treatment is unknown, and no charges will be authorized until his release," the news release stated.

There was no indication that the attack was pre-planned, and the incident didn't appear to be related to terrorism, Schaumburg police said.

New photos released by a construction company showed the extensive damage the SUV caused to the shopping center.

Several bystanders, including two off-duty police officers, detained the suspect immediately following the incident. 

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