Police say no shots fired at Washington Square mall
Washington Square mall is operating normally today after Tigard Police determined that a report of shots fired outside the mall turned out to be a false alarm.
According to Jim Wolf, a spokesman for the police department, dispatchers received a call Tuesday morning of gunfire at the malls transit center.
Within moments we had numerous officers at the scene, but there were never any shots fired, Wolf said.
The mall was placed on a lock out temporarily, Wolf said.
Wolf said that one person was arrested in connection with making a false police report. No information has been released as to the persons identity.
Initiating a false police report is a Class A misdemeanor, with a maximum jail term of one year and a $6,250 fine.
Earlier reports of possible shots fired at Washington Sq Transit Center are unfounded. No incident occurred. Area is operating as normal.— Tigard Police (@TigardPolice) May 17, 2016
By Geoff Pursinger
The Times, serving Tigard, Tualatin and Sherwood
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