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Call for Shooter at Auburn Mall Prompts Heavy Police Response

Mall surveillance video shows one officer on the right hand side, closely followed by seven other officers who run into the picture

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    Threats Made at Auburn Mall

    Officers sprinted through the Auburn Mall after a man made a troubling 911 call.

    (Published Tuesday, April 30, 2019)

    A report of a man with a gun at a Massachusetts mall prompted a heavy police response Tuesday morning.

    It all started around 11:30 a.m. when a man called Auburn Police telling them he had a gun, was outside the Auburn Mall and was going to "do something stupid."

    "I have a... a little tiny handgun in my backpack and it's... it's loaded," the man said, according to audio of the 911 call.

    Police put two area schools in a soft lockdown and evacuated the mall as they responded to the scene. School officials said students remained in their classrooms and teaching continued.

    Surveillance Video: Report of Shooter at Mall Prompts Police Response

    [NECN] Surveillance Video: Report of Shooter at Mall Prompts Police Response

    Surveillance video captured chaos at a Massachusetts mall Tuesday morning after a man said he had a gun - prompting heavy police response.

    (Published Tuesday, April 30, 2019)

    Mall surveillance video shows one officer on the right hand side, closely followed by seven other officers who run into the picture. They eventually locate the man who made the call standing in the food court.

    Police said the man, later identified as Andres Olivencia, 25, of Worcester, told them he was the one who had called, and that he needed help. He did not have a gun on him.

    "There is NO Active Shooter situation at the Auburn Mall," Auburn Police said on Twitter afterward. "An unarmed male who had called 911 was arrested for making Terroristic Threats. Male is in custody."

    Olivencia appeared in court Tuesday afternoon. His bail was set at $10,000, but subsequently revoked due to other open cases against him. The exact charges he is facing were not immediately known.

    His attorney said Olivencia doesn't own a gun, but has a history of mental illness and this was the only way he knew how to get help.

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