Sarasota mall reopens after unknown substance reported - WFLA News Channel 8

Sarasota mall reopens after unknown substance reported

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SARASOTA COUNTY, FL (WFLA) -

Sarasota Police said the Westfield Southgate Shopping Center has now reopened.

The mall was in lockdown after someone walked into a Lens Crafters store and threw an unknown substance and fled the area sometime after noon.

The Westfield Southgate Shopping Center closed and was secured while hazmat teams conducted the investigation, according to police.

Crews from the Sarasota County Fire Department sent a team in to sample the substance, and determined they could clear the scene. 

Police say there are no reported injuries or medical issues at this time.  The FBI is assisting in the investigation.
   

Stay with wfla.com for more on this developing story.

 

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