Westfield Southgate Mall in Sarasota: Shelter-in-place As Police Investigate White Powder

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
October 15, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

The Westfield Southgate Mall in Sarasota, Florida is closed on Tuesday afternoon as police investigate an unknown substance which is being described as a white powder.

Just before noon, someone walked into the Lens Crafters store and threw an unknown substance and fled the area, reported ABC.

The Sarasota County Fire and Sarasota Police have responded.

The mall is closed as the investigation takes place.

 People inside are being asked to shelter-in-place.

 

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.