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Calls of 'active shooter' lead to evacuation of Century City Mall, Los Angeles police respond to reports of 'Man with a Gun'

Friday March 15, 2019. 09:52 PM , from BoingBoing
UPDATE: LAPDHQ SAYS, “If you’re sheltering in place within the Century City Mall you can begin to calmly exit the location. We ask that you remain calm and follow instructions of the officers at scene. We have NO evidence of a shooting or any victims at this time.” Thank goodness it was called off.

#LAPD PIO Sgt. Montgomery just provided an update to media outlets at scene regarding the Westfield Mall incident. Here is what we have thus far:
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) March 15, 2019

An 'active shooter' was reported to LAPD at Century City Mall in Los Angeles, on the city's westside. LAPD has no confirmed reports of a shooter or victims at this time.

CENTURY CITY MALL: LAPD responding to a man with a gun call at Century City Mall. Call came in 12:42 p.m. NO shots fired, NO suspect as of yet. Not accurate to call this an active shooter at this point per @LAPDHQ
— Andrew Blankstein (@anblanx) March 15, 2019

A lot of cooking staff among the evacuated in Century City. Many waiting for search to end. #KCRW
— Saul Gonzalez (@SaulKCRW) March 15, 2019

From the Los Angeles Times:
Police responded to a radio call about a man with a gun at an unknown location inside the mall at 12:42 p.m., LAPD Officer Jeff Lee said.
An office building at 1901 Avenue of the Stars next to the mall is on lockdown, according to an email sent to tenants.
Police said they have found no evidence of shots fired and are still looking for a suspect.
“Nothing has been confirmed,” Lee said. “We’re trying to resolve the situation.”
Deputy Chief Horace Frank, the LAPD’s head of counter-terrorism, said there are reports that a man inside the Amazon store may have attempted to set a package on fire.
The LAPD’s bomb squad is responding to the scene to ensure there is no threat.
The incident comes hours after a mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand.

LAPD Officers responded to multiple calls of a “Man with a Gun” at the Century City Mall, and as mentioned earlier, we have NO evidence of a shooting or victims at this time. Please stay clear of the mall until he have finished clearing it.
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) March 15, 2019

If you are at the Century City Mall we ask that you remain calm and shelter in place until you receive instructions from the officers on scene.
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) March 15, 2019

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