McALLEN, Texas (AP) – Authorities say an attempted robbery at a jewelry store prompted a heavy police response following initial reports of an active shooter at a Texas mall.
McAllen police Chief Victor Rodriguez said in a statement that the city posted on its Twitter page that the reports of shots fired Saturday was actually the result of glass cases that were smashed at the store at the La Plaza Mall.
Rodriguez says all known suspects are in custody and there were no injuries resulting from the attempted robbery.
Dispatchers with McAllen police and the Hidalgo County sheriff’s office declined to answer questions when reached by phone.
The mall is one of the primary shopping centers in the Rio Grande Valley.
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