(NEW YORK) — New Jersey police are responding to an “active shooter” alert after shots were fired at the Garden State Plaza Mall at about 9 p.m. this evening, authorities say.
The mall has been evacuated and a Bergen County spokeswoman confirmed that SWAT teams are responding to the area around Nordstrom in Garden State Plaza in Paramus, N.J., which is about 25 miles from New York City.
County spokeswoman Jeanne Baratta said the first call came in shortly after 9 p.m.: “Gunman inside the mall.”
“I saw like 20 police officers running with what looked like machine guns, just running into the mall,” an unidentified witness told ABC News Radio.
There have been no reported injuries at this time.
Initial reports had a witness saying they saw a shooter wearing all black and carrying a gun, a federal law enforcement source said.
This story is developing…
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