"Irate Customer" Responsible for Active Shooter Scare at Colonie Center

At 5:16pm Sunday, Colonie police received multiple calls about a shooting at the food court of Colonie Center and sent all available units to the scene.

On the Colonie Police department Facebook page, police later confirmed, "The report of the shots fired at Colonie Center was false. There were no shots fired at the Mall."

Police never confirmed a shooting and police scanner activity said there had been no shots fired, but that there was an "irate customer."

WGY later learned that 33-year-old Trashalla Gillbey of Schenectady was arrested and charged with Criminal Nuisance, Disorderly Conduct, and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Colonie police say Gillbey had a dispute over a missing cell phone and then began yelling, even saying that he had a gun. Gillbey struck a kiosk several times and those noises were misinterpreted as gunshots.

Photo: Colonie Police

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