Westfarms Mall blocked off by multiple police cars Wednesday evening

Jessika Harkay, Hartford Courant

West Hartford police are advising residents to avoid the area near Westfarms Mall, Wednesday evening.

Around 7 p.m., multiple police cars began securing the mall, blocking off entrances with caution tape, and telling shoppers to leave, witnesses said. A fire truck sat across the street at a nearby Wendy’s restaurant.

Police said there was an active investigation, but didn’t comment any further on what was going on at the mall.

Jessika Harkay can be reached at jharkay@courant.com.