Active shooter scare turns out to be failed robbery in La Plaza Mall in south Texas
Police said later in a tweet that it was an attempt to rob a jewelry store at the mall, and that it had been prevented. Five alleged perpetrators have been detained, with the incident being resolved without fatalities or injuries.
Statement from Chief Rodriguez:— City of McAllen, TX (@CityofMcAllen) July 28, 2018
We are investigating a robbery attempt at a jewelry store @LaPlazaMall. All known suspects are in custody. No injuries involved.
Reports of shots fired are attributed to smashing glass cases. #StayInformed
The law enforcers attributed earlier reports of gunshots to the sound of glass cases being smashed.
Breaking: Hidalgo County Constable confirms active shooter at La Plaza Mall. Stay clear of the area pic.twitter.com/XIcBELB3Ue— Alex Del Barrio (@alexdelbarrio) July 28, 2018
Looks like 5 people are being detained at La Plaza Mall. You can see broken glass on the floor. A robbery, perhaps? pic.twitter.com/ojiAiuR4DG— Naxi Lopez (@Naxiely) July 28, 2018
McAllen, which has a population of around 130,000, is the largest city in Hidalgo County, located near the Mexican border.