Scary moment today in Dallas, as folks visiting a mall on Memorial Day were swiftly evacuated after cops say witnesses reported hearing several gunshots … that turned out to be someone banging a skateboard.
Videos of the mayhem show shoppers running out of the NorthPark Center or taking cover inside around 1:30 PM local time … as alarm sirens blare all over the facility.
The frenzy resulted in several 911 calls … so many that the line was busy.
Thankfully, Dallas police say there was never an active shooter at the mall, but rather a “mentally disturbed” person who was banging a skateboard … which sounded like gunshots. Cops say the individual also made hand gestures as if he was shooting a gun, presumably setting off the panic and chaos.
Initially, cops were calling it a “shooting incident” and said they had someone in custody … but later clarified there were no shots and no injuries.
Of course, the hysteria is understandable in America … where deadly mass shootings continue to occur at an alarming rate in 2021.
False alarm or not — the terror is real.