Chaos and fight at Willowbrook Mall send shoppers fleeing, amid rumors of gunshot
WAYNE — A fight in the food court of the Willowbrook mall led to confusion amid rumors of a shooting and a partial evacuation on Sunday afternoon
Wayne Police told NorthJersey.com there was a fight just before 5 p.m. and there were some injuries to people trying to run out of the mall. CBS New York reported that what sounded like gunfire was likely the sound of chairs hitting the floor.
Johanna Emma Holt wrote on the News 12 New Jersey website, "it absolutely sounded like a gun!!! Hundreds of people running. We were sitting by Victoria's Secret with our baby and 3-year-old. I thought what I heard was in fact gun shots but people are saying it was food court chairs being tossed."
"I was inside and everybody started to run and they were letting people out through emergency exits in the back of the stores," Natalia Klipo wrote on her Facebook page, along with video she took outside the mall.
The Willowbrook Mall has over 148 stores and is New Jersey's fourth largest mall in terms of leasable space.
Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com.