UPDATE: The Glendale Police Department shared new details on Monday, Jan. 3 at around noon:
On Sunday, Jan. 2, just after 4 p.m., officers responded to Arrowhead Towne Center for a call of a subject with a gun. Further information stated there were possible shots fired.
Due to what was believed to be a shooting at the time the mall was evacuated, police reported.
A suspect description was provided to police and a person was detained after he exited the mall. Through the investigation it was determined an employee from the food court became engaged in a verbal argument with three customers. The employee exited the mall, obtained a gun from his vehicle and returned to confront the other individuals with his gun holstered.
A witness yelled out there was a gun, and in the process of customers leaving the food court, several chairs were overturned causing a sound that mimicked gunfire.
Surveillance video and witness information provided proved no shots were ever fired. The investigation determined there were no shots fired, no weapon was produced and the detained individual was released.
A subject is in custody after a Sunday incident “with a gun” at Arrowhead Mall in Glendale.
Glendale Police reports just after 4 p.m. Jan. 2, patrol responded to an incident near the food court of the mall in reference to “a subject with a gun.”
“There were several reports of people running and possible shots fired. Officers were able to secure the mall and take the subject into custody without incident,” a GPD spokesperson told the Glendale Independent.
Police say there has been no evidence of shots fired inside the mall, located at 7700 W. Arrowhead Towne Center, and there are no reported injuries.
Officers completed primary sweeps of the mall and assisted security with secondary searches. There are no subjects outstanding, according to police. Police did not evacuate the mall.
All information is preliminary and subject to change, police say.
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