SOUTH MIAMI, Fla. – A large police perimeter was set up Thursday afternoon at The Shops at Sunset Place outdoor mall in South Miami, but the scene has been cleared after reports of a man with a gun turned out to be a false alarm.
Sky 10 flew over the scene at 5701 Southwest 72nd Street, where police officers from Coral Gables, South Miami, Miami-Dade County and the University of Miami were spotted responding.
A worker at one of the businesses in Sunset Place told Local 10 News’ Annaliese Garcia that a man was reported to be walking around the mall holding a gun, but nothing of concern was ultimately found.
People in the area had been told to stay away, and officers could be seen in bullet-proof vests and other tactical gear, carrying rifles.
Traffic has resumed moving in the area.