Anne Arundel Police responded to Arundel Mills Mall (7000 Arundel Mills Cir) in Hanover, MD around 4pm on Saturday, October 1 after reports of shots fired. A preliminary investigation/review of video revealed that a male subject accidentally discharged a firearm in the mall’s food court. There were no injuries reported from the discharge and police are currently on scene investigating.
FOX5 reports that the mall was placed under a lockdown after the incident and has since reopened and resumed normal operations. In a tweet sent out at 4:30pm, the Anne Arundel County Police stressed that nobody was shot inside the mall; “PIO will update staging area once on scene and briefed. AGAIN no one shot!” Arundel Mills is home to Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Books-A-Million, Cinemark Egyptian Theatres, Dave & Buster’s, and Medieval Times Dinner. Maryland Live Casino is located next the mall.
#PoliceActivity -Officers on scene for a shots heard call at Arundel Mills Malls. Prelim investigation-review of video reveals a male subject accidentally discharge a firearm in the food court. No injuries from the discharge. Police currently on scene investigating. @AACOPD
— Anne Arundel County Police Department (@AACOPD) October 1, 2022