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BLOOMINGTON, Min. – Mall of America is locked on Thursday afternoon, with a heavy police presence on the scene.

Bloomington Police tweeted that there is “an active incident in the Mall of America on the northwest side. Numerous officers are on the scene.”

Mall of America tweeted on its official account that there is a “confirmed isolated incident in a tenant space”. They also urge retailers to “stay in the nearest safe location until the lockdown is lifted”.

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A video posted to Twitter at 4:36 p.m. appears to have a person screaming as he walks into the Nike store. Several shots are then heard.

TUSEN’s Adam Duxter spoke to a guy at the mall who heard gunshots.

“We were about to enter the Nike store, and we heard a lot of commotion, and then we just looked back and just heard pop pop pop!” said Jodiss Pierre. “You dive… and then you run, but as you run, you look back to make sure your family is okay. That’s what I did because I was with my family, I had to make sure they were okay, and then we just ran to the nearest exit.”

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Andy Paras posted a video on Twitter showing dozens of people fleeing the Nickelodeon Universe.

Duxter says that at 5:15 p.m., guests left the mall “by the minute” after being cleared by security.

Check back for more details in this evolving story.

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