Shoppers and workers at the 5th Avenue had to end their evening shorter than expected after bear spray was discharged Friday evening, according to the Anchorage Fire Department and mall officials.
Sometime before 8 p.m., hazmat crews were called on scene due to bear spray and the mall evacuated. The popular downtown shopping center opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 9 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Mall officials say the mall shut down an hour before closing and no serious damage was caused by the incident.
Anchorage police confirmed that people had reactions to the discharge.
Never a dull moment, it seems.
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