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13 Oct 2019 | 09:09 PM UTC

US: Police find no threat following report of active shooter in Boca Raton (Florida state) October 13 /update 1

United States of America News Alert

Police find no threat following earlier report of active shooter in Boca Raton (Florida state) October 13; heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions expected over coming hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/13/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/14/2019, 11:59 PM (America/New_York). COUNTRY/REGION Boca Raton (Florida state)

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Event

Police officials have confirmed that there is no threat following earlier reports of an active shooter at the Town Center mall in Boca Raton (Florida state) on Sunday, October 13. Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to a shooting at the mall at approximately 15:00 (local time); police temporarily placed the location on lockdown and ordered shelter in place as officers cleared the buildings. One person was shot and wounded in the incident.

A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are to be expected in the area over the coming hours.

Advice

Individuals in Boca Raton are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the affected area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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