Elizabeth Police cleared a portion of the Jersey Gardens Mall after a fight broke out this afternoon.
Police say several individuals engaged in a physical altercation around 3:45 p.m. in which one of the suspects pulled a sharp object and began to swing it in the direction of the other participants.
According to police, reports of gunshots heard by mall-goers were unfounded.
About doze police officers and mall security cleared the mall as a precaution, but no other weapons were found hidden after officers’ search.
There were no severe injuries immediately reported.