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Dearborn police make arrest after shots fired at mall

The Detroit News

Dearborn — Police made an arrest in a shooting at Fairlane Town Center on Monday afternoon that put the mall and nearby college campuses on lockdown.

Dearborn police confirmed the arrest Tuesday evening, saying the shooting about 4:30 p.m. Monday stemmed from an argument in the mall. Police said nobody was injured in the incident. One man attempted to take Cartier glasses off another man’s face, which led to the shooting, police said.

The mall reopened by 7 p.m. Monday, after police issued a statement, saying: “The situation is now under control and there is no known risk to shoppers or the public.”

Police on Monday said shots were fired near the Macy’s store.

Two employees outside LA Fitness gym inside the mall Monday night said they heard shots coming from the second level when they were near the Rainbow store on the lower level about 4:30 p.m.

The mall is located in west Dearborn off Michigan Avenue and Evergreen.

The nearby Henry Ford College campus was placed on lockdown, according to the campus’s public safety office, where classes were canceled Monday night. UM Dearborn’s campus was closed and everybody was sent home, an officer in the public safety department said.

Fairlane customers were unable to get into the mall near Sears on Monday, apparently unaware of the lockdown. Employees at a nearby Subway sandwich store could be seen inside near the register but access to the eatery was locked.