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Suspect identified by police in King of Prussia robbery

UPPER MERION TWP., Pa. - There were some tense moments at the King of Prussia mall Oct. 29 as police opened fire on a suspected armed robber.

Upper Merion Township Police Department filed an arrest warrant Tuesday for the suspect, Kalin Jackson, 23, of New Castle, Delaware for robbery, theft, recklessly endangering another person, possession of a firearm prohibited and more. 

Police say Jackson robbed a female victim at gunpoint as she entered her vehicle in Section 2G, Level 2 of the Green Parking Deck at the King of Prussia Mall on Oct. 28. 

Jackson was then located by officials in the same parking garage the next day, driving the same stolen maroon Kia Sorrento he was driving Saturday.

During the investigation, officers learned Jackson was wanted in Wilmington, Delaware for a terroristic threats incident and that he was a suspect in two additional cases originating in Delaware. Police also learned that authorities in Delaware were using electronic surveillance to track Jackson in real time.

Officials used that surveillance tracking to figure out Jackson was in the back area of the King of Prussia Mall on Sunday, Oct. 29. 

At that time, a search of the stolen car Jackson drove revealed the Oct. 28 victim's driver's license and credit cards. Jackson was also found in possession of a black and pink handgun, according to a news release from the Upper Merion Township Police Department. 

Police say Jackson has yet to be arraigned as he's currently undergoing medical treatment.

Police officers involved in the shooting that took place in the parking garage with Jackson Oct. 29 have been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation. 

Upper Merion Police Chief Thomas Nolan said Jackson was "driving erratically through the crowded parking garage, he intentionally rammed two Upper Merion police cars and was attempting to run down officers from Upper Merion that were on foot."

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