Other video posted online showed shoppers fleeing from the amusement park inside the mall’s ground level, holding their children’s hands and clutching their bags. A pair of police officers, including one with a rifle, could be seen moving through the mall, and people walking quickly away from its large atrium.
Mall spokesman Dan Jasper said the mall will have additional security and law enforcement when it reopens.
The mall, which opened in 1992, is the largest in the U.S. and is a tourist destination and community gathering spot. It bans guns on the premises, but does not have metal detectors upon entry.
It was also the scene of a shooting on New Year’s Eve, when two people were wounded during an apparent altercation.