Westland Mall in Florida Put on Lockdown After Reports of Shooter
Westland Mall in Hialeah, Florida, was placed on lockdown Friday, Nov. 24, after there were unconfirmed reports of a shooter. It turned out to be a false alarm.
— CBS4 Miami (@CBSMiami) November 24, 2017
— JRodriguez (@JRodzMIA) November 24, 2017
According to the Miami Herald, Black Friday shoppers in the mall were put on lockdown while police investigated a call about a shooting in the shopping center.
Police said they could not confirm that any shots were fired.
“Officers canvassed and searched the mall and did not locate any suspects or victims,” Hialeah police spokesman Eddie Rodriguez told the Herald. “We have not been able to confirm any shots being fired nor anyone who witnessed anyone shooting. We will begin our investigation, as to where the call originated from.”
False Alarm. Something fell in the mall and made a loud noise. Someone pulled the fire alarm and people rushed out. Everyone is going back inside now. No one was injured. #WestlandMall https://t.co/wjdEBauq05
— Victor Oquendo (@VictorOquendo) November 24, 2017
False alarm at #WestlandMall in #Hialeah. Police got reports of shots fired, evacuated shoppers, searched the building, & determined there was no threat. Apparently someone heard something really loud, got scared and pulled the fire alarm.(📹 v @JRodzMIA) pic.twitter.com/VTJCmw4zMr
— Kevin Rincon (@KevRincon) November 24, 2017
Local10 reported that a loud noise at the mall prompted an evacuation.
“Security at the mall reported someone decided to pull the fire alarm after something fell and caused a loud noise,” according to Local10.
The mall reopened by about 2:30 p.m.
— WPLG Local 10 News (@WPLGLocal10) November 24, 2017
Live: Police activity at Westland Mall in Hialeah. https://t.co/JGusDKO2fx
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) November 24, 2017
— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) November 24, 2017
There were no reported injuries.
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