Police: No active shooter at mall, despite report


MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — Police say there is no active shooter at a Connecticut shopping mall despite a report that sent some shoppers running to the exits.

Meriden police say they received a 911 call Thursday night from a woman indicating there may have been shots fired at the Westfield Meriden mall.

Meriden and Berlin police, along with state police responded and evacuated the mall. Officials say they found some scared shoppers holed up in bathrooms and dressing rooms. No one was injured.

Police later determined the report to be unfounded and are asking the woman who made the 911 call to come forward.

The report comes just four days after the shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando that left 49 people dead.

Meriden is located halfway between New Haven and Hartford.