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Backfires and falling sign spark panic in Times Square, Utah after shootings


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SOURCE: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/backfires-falling-sign-spark-panic-times-square-utah-after-shootings-n1039866
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People thought Times Square was getting shot up, and with everything that’s happening and has happened in Gilroy, El Paso, and Dayton — pic.twitter.com/7r8u8UML9uBridget Siljander told NBC New York that she was coming out of a theater and “there was a big stampede, and people were screaming and crying and climbing over each other.” She was briefly separated from her daughter amid the chaos, she said."We were turning around to take a picture in Time Square, and we just see a herd of people screaming and yelling 'shooter,'" Jade Crowe, who was visiting the popular tourist spot with her family, told NBC News."I was freaking out even more just because those two mass shootings that happened earlier in the week — that's just where your mind automatically goes to," she added.At least one pedestrian was injured from a fall while running during the scare, NBC New York, citing police, reported.In West Valley City, Utah, which is next to Salt Lake City, police said on twitter that there was a false alarm at the Valley Fair Mall which was sparked by a sign falling."People heard a loud bang which was actually the sound of a sign falling.

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