DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Crowds at NorthPark Center in Dallas were left confused Saturday afternoon after being forced to evacuate while alarms wailed. Police say it was due to a water main leak.
Police say the evacuation is considered a “false alarm” as crews work to find the leak.READ MORE: Rowlett Restaurant Owner Explains No-Mask Policy After Asking Family To Leave
CBS 11 News’ Ken Molestina captured video of crowds leaving the mall after hearing the alarms.
#BREAKING Not sure why but @NorthParkCenter in #Dallas has just been evacuated. We were already walking out as alarms began to sound and crowds scrambled for exits. @CBSDFW @DallasFireRes_q @DPDAlerts pic.twitter.com/oXu1lkV9O8READ MORE: Rangers Stop Lynn, Beat AL Central-Leading White Sox 2-1
— Ken Molestina (@cbs11ken) April 17, 2021
“Why did @Nordstrom just evacuate everyone from the #northpark #dallas location. No sirens. No smoke. Just a voice over a loudspeaker and a mass exodus,” a witness said on Twitter.MORE NEWS: Police: Dallas Officer Arrested, Charged With Driving While Intoxicated
Normal business operations resumed later in the afternoon.