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US Possible active shooter reported at Town Center mall

23:45  13 october  2019
23:45  13 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

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There are reports of an active shooter at Boca Raton’s Town Center mall on Sunday afternoon.

File photo of the entrance sign to the Town Center Mall in Boca Raton, Fla., on April 28, 2008.© Lilly Echeverria/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service/Getty Images File photo of the entrance sign to the Town Center Mall in Boca Raton, Fla., on April 28, 2008.

Boca Raton Police and other law enforcement were converging on the mall. A shopper in the parking lot reported seeing offices with rifles going to the Macy’s.

Police and mall officials have not confirmed what the situation is but they are "currently conducting an active search of the area,'' according to Boca Raton police which is advising that people avoid the area.

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Joel Meyer said that his wife Shauna and friends were inside the Macy’s store when “people started yelling ‘active shooter’ and people started running out of the store."

One friend was in the dressing room and fled the store without her clothes, he said.

The women jumped into a stranger’s car who took them to a nearby shopping plaza across the road. They said that Boca Raton police and SWAT teams were surrounding the mall at 6000 Glades Road.

"She is fine,'' Meyer said of his wife who was waiting to be picked up.

The mall is reportedly on lockdown.

The Simons Mall which is home to Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, has 220 stores.

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BOCA RATON -- A 25-year-old man with a history of mental illness was taken into custody Tuesday after making multiple social-media posts about wanting to shoot Boca Raton residents, one of which appeared the day rumors of an active gunman at a mall surfaced. "There may have not been a shooter," Jared Noiman wrote on Facebook the day reports of an active gunman sent shoppers running from Town Center at Boca Raton, "but there sure needs to be one." require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

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