One of the state’s largest malls was evacuated Tuesday night, following threats of a possible shooting there.
Police evacuated the Fox River Mall in Grand Chute after Captain Mike Velie says a man called a family member, threatening to shoot people at the mall. The family member then called police, who moved ahead with an evacuation at about 7:30 Tuesday evening as a precaution.
Velie says a lot of people also hid in the back of stores, and police helped them leave safely, during a search of the building.
Police have arrested 28-year-old Christopher Hawkins in connection with the shooting, after using his cell phone to track him.
This story was updated to indicate Hawkins has been arrested.