Man banging skateboard at Dallas mall sends shoppers fleeing

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DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police say panicked shoppers rushed out of Dallas mall on Memorial Day after a man banged a skateboard on the ground in the food court and made hand gestures as if he was shooting.

Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia said police got a call at 1:27 p.m. Monday reporting an active shooter at NorthPark Center.

Police said the man was taken into custody and transported to an area hospital for a medical evaluation.

Garcia said the man did not have a gun.

Video taken inside the mall showed shoppers rushing for exits while an alarm blared.

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