VIDEO: We are at Memorial City Mall. Some employees are still locked inside of stock rooms as police search the building. There were reports of possible active shooter. Law enforcement tells us NO THREAT has been found. Here is what eyewitness told me: https://t.co/lk2yfZdCeD pic.twitter.com/acEbzxdFTy
— Stefania Okolie (@StefaniaOnABC13) August 11, 2019
Shoppers at the Memorial City Mall in Houston, Texas, panicked and ran for the exits after a man in the food court set off a round of fireworks.
Fears of an active shooter cause mass panic at Memorial City Mall in Houston; police have found no evidence of a shooting pic.twitter.com/rpyEzz7nfE
— BNO News (@BNONews) August 11, 2019
Deputies working extra shifts responded to “reports of active shooter” but did not find any possible threats. Management decided to close the mall for the rest of the day.
UPDATE: This is NOT an active shooter incident. Preliminary information is a male suspect set off firecrackers inside the mall, alarming patrons throughout the mall. The male has not been located.
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) August 11, 2019
Malls across the country have been on high alert since the mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, TX occurred last week.
Disturbance at #MemorialCityMall.
I just talked to witness Jeremiah Sammons who says he heard somebody threatened to shoot and people started running.
Police say there is no threat. They are on scene.
— Pooja Lodhia (@PoojaOnTV) August 11, 2019