Arden Fair Mall was put on lockdown early Wednesday evening following a large fight in the food court.
Sacramento Police say a group of teens was causing trouble inside the mall, possibly looking to instigate a fight.
Three of the teens were taken into custody, police said.
Arden Fair’s head of security Steve Reed told FOX40 that, despite initial reports, there were no shots fired, but a large brawl involving about 20 people.
No one was found to have a gun. A large sign, however, did fall down and the noise is what people inside the mall mistook for gunfire.
Reed told FOX40 that four people in connection with the brawl are in police custody and the entire fight was caught on mall surveillance cameras.
A few stores in the mall, including Nordstrom, closed their gates for a short time. Reed told FOX40 that it’s standard mall procedure whenever anything like this happens to go on lockdown.
Following the fight a panic erupted inside the mall, sending shoppers running the opposite direction toward the exits.
Things began to return to normal a short time later.