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It’s back to business at Dolphin Mall after another shooting scare

Man arrested by police after fight causes Dolphin Mall evacuation

Cell phone footage captured by Twitter user @abigail39635996 shows Sweetwater Police arresting a suspect after a physical altercation caused Dolphin Mall evacuation on Saturday, April 7, 2018.
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Cell phone footage captured by Twitter user @abigail39635996 shows Sweetwater Police arresting a suspect after a physical altercation caused Dolphin Mall evacuation on Saturday, April 7, 2018.

The Dolphin Mall reopened Sunday morning at its usual time after a couple hours of chaos the night before.

For the second time in eight months, reports of a shooter emptied the mall and locked down the businesses. The report turned out to be a false alarm.

What officials say appeared to have been a fight Saturday night birthed rumors of a shooting and caused the chaos.

No shots were fired, according to Sweetwater police.

The scare happened after 9 Saturday night. The outlet mall reopened as scheduled at 11 a.m. Sunday.

The scenario was similar to last August, when a loud noise started people running — and the ripple effect led to screams that shots were being fired in the mall, 11401 NW 12th St.

Photos of police with guns, taken months before, poisoned social media with claims that there was an active shooter.

David J. Neal: 305-376-3559, @DavidJNeal

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