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UPDATE: Physical Altercation Causes Lockdown of Jersey Gardens Mall in Elizabeth


Elizabeth Police officials immediately knocked down rumors of a shooting that occurred at a mall in the city this afternoon.

According to a statement released to RLS Media by Spokeswoman Kelly Martins, a physical altercation erupted in the food court at around 2:25 p.m. sending shoppers scrambling after they heard a loud bang which came from chairs and tables falling over.

Out of the abundance of caution, fast responding police arrived, took control and ordered a shelter in place inside the mall according Spokeswoman Martins.

​”The lockdown has since been lifted and business has resumed”, Martins said.

The cause of the fight is under investigation.