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Waco police evacuate Richland Mall as precaution during 'minor disturbance'

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Posted at 7:38 PM, Dec 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-28 22:22:13-05

The Waco Police Department said Richland Mall was evacuated Tuesday night as a precaution.

A preliminary investigation revealed that the active situation was actually the result of a minor disturbance. Police said a fight between individuals, possibly teenagers, began outside the mall, and a few people ran inside saying there was a gun.

Waco police began evacuation as a precaution, but said early on it wasn't an active shooter situation.

"Please postpone any shopping needs until tomorrow while our officers work this scene," said Waco police.