Gun-waving mall patron flees police, arrested inside business

An 18-year-old was arrested Friday evening after waving a gun inside West Towne Mall, Madison police said.

Police said a shopper at the mall contacted police after she saw a man waving a gun inside the mall. The man fled and was located hiding in a nearby business.

The man, Christopher Rayford, was taken into custody and the gun was recovered, police said.

Police are still investigating the incident. Anyone who has information about the incident is asked to call MPD Detective Ludden at 608-243-0507.