Alpharetta, Georgia, mall evacuated after 'active shooter' reports inside Home Goods store where suspect is barricaded | The Sun

A MALL in Alpharetta, Georgia, has been evacuated following a report of an "active shooter."

The report was made from inside a Home Goods store where the suspect is now barricaded.

The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety wrote in an update on Facebook: "As of 12:20pm, officers have located the suspect inside the store and have him contained.

"The store has been completely evacuated and negotiators are on scene attempting to make contact."

The department said officers are currently at Home Goods on North Point Parkway after receiving reports of a person with a gun hiding in the store.

"All affected businesses have been evacuated. There are no reports of shots being fired," police added in their statement.

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"A media staging area has been set up at Hyatt Place on North Point Pkwy."

As the incident unfolded, Channel 2 Action News helicopter saw multiple law enforcement vehicles on the scene, according to WSB-TV.

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