The Mass Shooting at a Washington Shopping Mall

Five people were killed in the attack; police later arrested a suspect after a day-long manhunt.

Stephen Brashear / AP

Updated at 11:30 p.m. ET

NEWS BRIEF Five people were fatally shot at a shopping mall in Burlington, Washington. The killer left the scene, but state police said they arrested a suspect on Saturday night.

The shooting happened in the cosmetics area of a Macy’s department store at the Cascade Mall. A state patrol sergeant, Mark Francis, told reporters that four women died at the scene, and later tweeted that a fifth victim, a man, had died from his injuries in a local hospital.

Eleven search teams scoured the mall, the sergeant said, some with dogs, going store by store.

A Washington State Patrol spokesman tweeted a photo of the suspect, who has yet to be identified.

Friday night's shooting happened just less than a week after an earlier mass attack at an American shopping mall. Last Saturday, a 22-year-old man stabbed nine people at a St. Cloud, Minnesota, mall before being shot and killed by an off-duty police officer. ISIS media outlets claimed responsibility for the attack.

Law-enforcement officials have not linked the shooting in Washington to terrorism, and the FBI's Seattle office tweeted they had no information that additional attacks in the state are imminent.