OAK HARBOR, Wash. -- The Washington State Patrol said on Twitter that it took a person into custody Saturday night who is suspected in the fatal shooting at the Cascade Mall.
Gunman captured tonight by authorities, Details forthcoming, Press Conference tonight at 1800 Continental Pl. Time TBA
— WA State Patrol (@wastatepatrol) September 25, 2016
FOX 4 sister station Q13 reports the suspect was arrested in Oak Harbor, Washington about 24 hours after he allegedly shot and killed four women and a man on Friday night in a Macy's at the Cascade Mall.
Authorities searched Cascade Mall in Burlington for evidence after Friday night's rampage, and they have not identified the attacker or his victims.
"The city of Burlington has probably changed forever," Mayor Steve Sexton said of the town, about an hour north of Seattle. "This is a senseless act. It was the world knocking on our doorstep, and it came to our little community here."
The mayor urged residents with possible leads to come forward "to help get that son of a bitch who did this to our community."
Meanwhile, the bodies were removed from the mall Saturday and are in the possession of the Skagit County Coroner's Office, Washington State Patrol Public Information Officer Sgt. Keith Leary told CNN.
The coroner's office is in the process of identifying the victims and notifying their families before the names are released publicly, Leary says.