Fight at New Jersey mall sparks panic, false reports of shots fired: Police

ELIZABETH, New Jersey (WABC) -- Authorities responded to a popular mall in New Jersey after a fight sparked panic and false reports of shots fired.

The incident was reported at The Mills at Jersey Gardens on Monday afternoon around 2 p.m.

Officials with the Elizabeth Police Department said the initial reports of shots fired were a false alarm. A fight broke out which led to a temporary lockdown, but everything was cleared and businesses reopened.



No injuries were reported, but rumors about shots being fired spread across social media.



Elizabeth police are currently reviewing surveillance footage from the incident.

So far no arrests have been made.

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