BRIDGEWATER, NJ — No injuries have been reported after a fight involving a crowd of people shut down the Bridgewater Commons Mall for two hours Thursday evening.
According to a Nixle alert from the Bridgewater Township Police Department at 9 p.m., the investigation at the mall has been completed, and the mall was resuming normal business operations.
According to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Bridgewater Township Police responded at 6:27 p.m. Thursday to a fight in progress at the mall's food court. Mall security separated the people involved in the fight, Robertson said. But fighting continued in exterior parking lot area of the area, according to Det. Jeanne Trillhaase, with Somerset County.
As officers responded to the scene, Trillhaase said, a call of shots fired was reported to police. Whether or not shots were actually fired was not confirmed. Police emphasized that there is no immediate threat to the public and no injuries were reported.
Bridgewater Police and detectives, along with detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office, were on the scene for the investigation.
According to Trillhaase, no arrests had been made or suspects identified.