Northlake Mall was evacuated on Saturday afternoon after a fire alarm sounded, but no emergency was found and the mall returned to normal operation, Capt. Jackie Gilmore of the Charlotte Fire Department said.
When a fire alarm sounds, the mall is evacuated “per protocol,” Gilmore said. Alarms were reset and shoppers and store workers were allowed back in.
The mall had a real emergency that caused people to flee on Christmas Eve. Shots were fired between two groups, and a responding off-duty police officer shot and killed one of the alleged gunmen, Daquan Antonio Westbrook, 18.