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NYC malls lockdown after fireworks mistaken for gunfire

Two metropolis malls had been placed on lockdown inside minutes of one another after fireworks had been mistaken for gunfire, police stated.

The chilling chance of an lively shooter precipitated the Saturday lockdowns on the Bay Plaza Mall within the Bronx and Kings Plaza buying heart in Brooklyn, authorities stated.

The Bronx incident occurred at about 1:30 p.m, when the fireworks had been believed to have been set off close to the meals court docket space.

About quarter-hour later on the Kings Plaza mall, there have been experiences that Macy’s went into lockdown after fireworks had been mistaken for pictures.

“There have been fireworks. No accidents, no arrests presently,” stated an NYPD spokeswoman.

“Was about to do a sisters day at Kings Plaza! Come to get there and everyone seems to be dashing out…I’m wondering what’s happening..” tweeted [email protected]

The NYPD didn’t speculate if the 2 incidents had been associated or the work of pranksters.

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