Glenbrook Square Mall reopens after fight with gun forces evacuation

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A fight involving a gun triggered a large police response to Glenbrook Square Mall Friday afternoon. No injuries were reported to police in the incident that included reports of shots fired.

Shoppers quickly exited the mall after the incident began around 3:00 p.m. A large amount of Fort Wayne police officers and Indiana State Police troopers gathered at the mall entrance near Red Robin minutes later.

Police worked to clear the mall store-by-store and told shoppers to leave the area around the shopping center.

Police first reported shots being fired at the mall, but a spokesman for the department later confirmed that the reports of shots being fired were unfounded. According to police, video showed a gun being held during fight between several men in the mall.

Fort Wayne police tell WANE 15 they will provide updates to the fight investigation as they learn who fought and why.

Glenbrook Square Mall reopened to shoppers around 5:00 p.m. It’s unclear how many stores also chose to reopen.

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