A NEW York mall is in lockdown after reports surfaced of an active shooter in the building.
Police were searching the mall for possible suspects, though there was no imminent threat.
Is there an active shooter at the Galleria mall in Middletown, NY?
Police confirmed that they were at the Galleria mall in Middletown, New York just after 3.30pm local time on the afternoon of Tuesday, June 22, 2021.
People inside of the mall took to Twitter with reports that there was a shooting at a Target in the mall.
One person claimed "my daughter was in parking lot when shoppers ran out of Target en masse, stating there was a shooter in the mall."
What did the police say about the alleged Galleria mall shooting?
One reporter said that they spoke with a state police spokesperson who confirmed there was no threat to the public.
They added that there was "nothing to substantiate" reports of there being a gunman in the building.
The Town of Wallkill Police Department said that the reports were "currently unfounded" as of 3.45pm.
Footage from the scene showed cop cars with their flashing lights on, and other vehicles leaving the area.
It is unclear when the mall will reopen.
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