Shots were fired at the Mall of America during an "isolated incident" Thursday, leading to a frightening scene for shoppers and lockdown at the mall, according to authorities.
At approximately 5:15 p.m., the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, tweeted a lockdown went into effect due to a "confirmed isolated incident in a tenant space." In the tweet, people were asked to remain in the closest secure location until the lockdown was lifted.
In an update at approximately 5:39 p.m., the Bloomington Police Department said shots were fired, and its officers had secured the scene. After opening fire, the suspect fled the shopping center on foot, police said.
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No victims had been located as of Thursday evening.
Officers were interviewing witnesses to learn more about what occurred, police said.
The lockdown was lifted at approximately 6:28 p.m., according to a tweet from the Mall of America, which added the mall will remain closed for the rest of the evening.