Reports of an active shooter sent people scrambling Monday evening st Bayshore Town Center. According to Glendale Police, it was a person with a BB gun who is now in custody.
People at the mall's shops and restaurants say when they saw police with rifles running at them, shouting orders, it was a scary situation.
"It was somebody with a gun and they were telling everyone to get inside and not to come out," said Ronald Hudson, who was outside as the police ran by him with assault rifles.
People near the Bayshore Town Center parking garage started to take cover. Witnesses saw police all focused on the third floor of the parking garage, above the BD's Mongolian Grill and the Buffalo Wild Wings.
Two teachers, Kim Evans and Liz Rickaby, were waiting for a table at the Applebee's next door when they saw the police with their guns out.
"I turned around and saw everybody in the entire restaurant was down and our backs were to everybody so we didn't know what was going on. My first thought was, both of us thought somebody was in the restaurant with a gun," said Evans.
"Once everybody started screaming, we're like, 'There's no point in getting down at this point, we should get out.' But as soon as we got to the kitchen we kinda realized it wasn't coming towards us but right past us," said Rickaby.
The teachers say they relied on the active shooter training they were taught at school. They later tried to calm the people in the restaurant until they heard the all clear from police.