Police: Man attacked several customers at Concord Mills

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CONCORD, N.C. —

Concord police responded to reports of an assault and acts of property damage at Concord Mills mall Tuesday afternoon.

According to a release from the Concord Police Department, officers discovered a man had assaulted several people with his fists and had broken a display case inside of one of the stores.

The offender also attempted to steal a vehicle from a motorist in the parking lot but was unsuccessful.

Responding officers took David Simpson, 32, into custody in the parking lot outside of the mall.

All victims received only minor injuries. The release also said officers believe it was a random act.

According to the release, officers cannot determine the motive for Simpson’s actions.

Police said Simpson was charged with felony possession of cocaine, attempted common law robbery, two counts of assault on a female, simple assault, resist, obstruct and delay an officer, property damage and disorderly conduct.

Simpson was also served outstanding misdemeanor warrants from Rowan County for disorderly conduct and resist, obstruct and delay an officer. The release said he was being transported to the Cabarrus County Jail.