Filming at the Mall of America with the lockdown imposed and shoppers hiding in stores during the holiday rush

THE Mall of America has been locked down while police investigate reports of a shooting.

Shoppers have flooded Twitter with horror stories about escaping to a shelter, while Bloomington police are urging locals to stay away from America’s largest mall.

The Mall of America in Minneapolis has been placed under lockdown while police respond to reports of a gunfight, police said

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The Mall of America in Minneapolis has been placed under lockdown while police respond to reports of a gunfight, police saidPhoto credit: Mall of America
Reports of shoppers fleeing to safe haven have flooded Twitter

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Reports of shoppers fleeing to safe haven have flooded TwitterPhoto credit: Twitter

The Mall of America confirmed the lockdown, while local outlets shared one spooky picture of the deserted scene at the mall the day before Christmas Eve.

Meanwhile, first responders flooded the outside parking lot, which their vehicles said was on fire Video by WCCO.

Rather upsetting filming That appears to be from inside the mall, showing an empty hallway filled with the sound of a broadcast voice telling shoppers to “take shelter immediately.”

“Caution, those who are not in a safe place at this time should seek shelter immediately,” the message said after an alarm went off.

a person on Twitter claimed to be in “a cement room” and said, “It’s amazing how well trained the staff is.”

Another woman divided that her daughter is in a back room during lockdown, saying: “I’m more freaked out than she is and that’s just not right.

“She and the other young staff are tasked with keeping more than a dozen customers calm and safe while awaiting news of what is happening.

“This is the second time in just a few months this has happened.”

American sports commentator Bob Papa said that he is being held at the mall’s Twin Cities Grill and claimed there were two gunmen and at least one victim.

However, officials have yet to confirm deaths at this time.

The Mall of America is the largest mall in the United States and the 11th largest in the world.

In addition to shops, there are also hotels and restaurants around the huge campus.

The BPD said more information would be shared on social media as it became available.

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