Mall of America lockdown being lifted after possible shooting

Mall of America lockdown being lifted after possible shooting
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Police are responding to a possible shooting at the Mall of America in Bloomington. The sprawling shopping center was locked down Thursday afternoon.

“There is a confirmed isolated incident in a tenant space,” the Mall of America wrote on Twitter just after 5 p.m. “Please remain in the closest secure location until the lockdown has been lifted.” Bloomington police said at 5:40 p.m. that the mall is in the process of lifting the lockdown.

Multiple videos posted on social media showed people running inside the mall, or hiding in stores.

Videos posted to social media showed what appeared to be a man shouting as he walked near the complex’s Nike store, with at least three apparent gunshots.

Other video showed a pair of police officers, including one with a rifle, moving through the mall, and people walking quickly away from the mall’s large interior atrium area.

“We are currently working an active incident inside Mall of America on the northwest side,” Bloomington police posted on Twitter at 4:51 p.m. “Numerous officers are on scene. We will update when we have more information.”

This is a developing story. Check back later for updates.