Police activity locks down Great Mall in Milpitas


Update: Milpitas police have completed the search inside the Great Mall and are assisting those who were escorted out with retrieving any personal belongings left behind.

MILPITAS, Calif. (KRON) — A heavy police presence was reported at the Great Mall shopping center in Milpitas Friday night, officials said.

Around 5:30 p.m., Milpitas police received a report of an altercation where someone took out a knife.

Shortly after, a shooting was reported inside Burlington Coat Factory. When officers went to check inside, they said there was no indication that a shooting occurred inside.

Police say due to conflicting information, San Jose PD, CHP officers and Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office are searching through the inside.

As authorities locate shoppers and store employees who are sheltered in place, officers will escort them out of the mall.

At this time, police have not located nor have any reported victims related to the initial call regarding the knife or shooting.

VTA stopped at the Great Mall light rail station.

BART also said the West Dublin/Pleasanton station was closed due to police activity.

No other details were immediately available.

Check back for updates as this is a developing story.

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