Loud noises and false gun report panic shoppers in California

Shoppers could be seen running for safety inside the Arden Fair Mall in Sacramento, CA, on the day after Christmas, in this video which was shared via YouTube.

Mall security officials reported that teens were fighting in the food court when a sign fell, making a loud “bang” sound, “somebody said ‘gun,’ and things just went spinning from there,” according to a story at sacbee.com.

Sources are speculating that the 4,000 shoppers in the mall at the time may have been reacting to recent mass shootings, such as in Newtown, Connecticut, or the mall shooting in Happy Valley, Oregon.

Three teens were arrested.