Mall of America on Lockdown; Police Respond to Reports of Active Shooter (Video)

Mall of America on Lockdown; Police Respond to Reports of Active Shooter (Video)

The Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota is under lockdown due to reports of an active shooter. There are no initial reports of casualties.

Police respond to reports of active shooter at Mall of America, screen image via Andy Paras/Twitter.

Bloomington police, “We are currently working an active incident inside Mall of America on the northwest side. Numerous officers are on scene. We will update when we have more information.”

We are currently working an active incident inside Mall of America on the northwest side. Numerous officers are on scene. We will update when we have more information.

— Bloomington Police (@BPD_MN) August 4, 2022

Mall of America, “Mall of America is currently under lockdown. Please stay where you are until the lockdown is lifted.”

Mall of America is currently under lockdown. Please stay where you are until the lockdown is lifted.

— Mall of America (@mallofamerica) August 4, 2022

“Mall of America is currently under lockdown. There is a confirmed isolated incident in a tenant space. Please remain in the closest secure location until the lockdown has been lifted. Please stay tuned for additional updates.”

Mall of America is currently under lockdown. There is a confirmed isolated incident in a tenant space. Please remain in the closest secure location until the lockdown has been lifted. Please stay tuned for additional updates.

— Mall of America (@mallofamerica) August 4, 2022

Video purportedly of gunfire at a Nike store inside the mall was posted online. This does not appear to be a mass shooter so far.

pic.twitter.com/mhiJagLez9

— (@NewEraAnt) August 4, 2022

Closer (and louder) video of gunfire. Shooter in background.

Video from the reported Mall of America shooting. pic.twitter.com/tWwhPGzwtY

— Alpha News (@AlphaNewsMN) August 4, 2022

Screen image of alleged shooter via Rebecca Brannon:

“Bloomington police have confirmed to me that shots were fired at the mall and police are on scene. That’s all they were able to tell me. No info on potential injuries. Mall is currently on lockdown.”

Bloomington police have confirmed to me that shots were fired at the mall and police are on scene.

That’s all they were able to tell me. No info on potential injuries. Mall is currently on lockdown. #mallofamerica https://t.co/Yl7kBHEY1g

— Paul Hodowanic (@PaulHodowanic) August 4, 2022

Alleged eyewitness, “Shooting in mall of America at the Nike store happened 10 feet away from me…All good 2 guys fighting didn’t think anything of it people started running, I am unfamiliar with the place so I went to go down escalator but sister yelled for me when I saw both guys and turned and heard 3 gun shots”

Shooting in mall of America at the Nike store happened 10 feet away from me

— Kyle (@Kyle95086901) August 4, 2022

All good 2 guys fighting didn’t think anything of it people started running, I am unfamiliar with the place so I went to go down escalator but sister yelled for me when I saw both guys and turned and heard 3 gun shots

— Kyle (@Kyle95086901) August 4, 2022

Police responded while the mall tried to secure customers and workers.

Cops with rifles taking position. Mall PA system telling people to take shelter. Meanwhile several people are walking in unaware of what’s happening. #mallofamerica pic.twitter.com/u24BxFGJh1

— Andy Paras (@AndyParas) August 4, 2022

Chaos and confusion at @mallofamerica. Making people go outside. #mallofamerica pic.twitter.com/NzMvI7iK6m

— Andy Paras (@AndyParas) August 4, 2022

Panicked evacuation:

People running out emergency doors from @mallofamerica. Police swarming the mall. #mallofamerica pic.twitter.com/IQqysLfahq

— Jason Ronimous (@jwronimous) August 4, 2022

People posted from their lockdown in the Mall:

“Our kids are currently experiencing their first lockdown at #mallofamerica Guns are the problem.”

Our kids are currently experiencing their first lockdown at #mallofamerica

Guns are the problem. pic.twitter.com/ykv2SALb89

— Terriella (@Terriella) August 4, 2022

“In a “lockdown drill” at the Mall of America. Me and the entire mall. Just saw the inside of the kitchen in a restaurant. Still here. #freedom”

In a “lockdown drill” at the Mall of America. Me and the entire mall. Just saw the inside of the kitchen in a restaurant. Still here. #freedom pic.twitter.com/m3VG5BPu92

— Stephen T Casper (@TheNeuroTimes) August 4, 2022

#Bloomington, MN: Reports and witness videos coming in of shooting at Mall of America. #Minnesota #MN #MallOfAmerica pic.twitter.com/y5jLS81hyh

— The Compass Observer (@compassobserver) August 4, 2022

“I’m in lockdown with my 17 year old daughter in the back room of a suit store at #mallofamerica. I don’t understand how this is freedom.”

I’m in lockdown with my 17 year old daughter in the back room of a suit store at #mallofamerica. I don’t understand how this is freedom. pic.twitter.com/hvst8XBxZC

— Suburban Housewife Anne Holt (@anneholt) August 4, 2022

Purported text message on shooting:

Per my mom who is at the office building attached to the Mall of America pic.twitter.com/DgOFu7qOyZ

— greta (@2007warpedtour) August 4, 2022

“Outside the Mall of America. 16 members of my family are safe inside. Lockdown is happening and they cannot leave until it is lifted.”

Outside the Mall of America. 16 members of my family are safe inside. Lockdown is happening and they cannot leave until it is lifted.

— Jodi Archambault (@judy_louise) August 4, 2022

UPDATE via AP: “BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Police confirm gunshots were fired at Mall of America in Minnesota, scene secured, no victim found, suspect being sought.”

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Police confirm gunshots were fired at Mall of America in Minnesota, scene secured, no victim found, suspect being sought.

— Allison Papson (@AllisonPapson) August 4, 2022

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