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Police release photo of suspect accused of setting off fireworks in Florence mall

Florence Police and Boone County Sheriff's Deputies respond to the scene (FOX19 NOW) Florence Police and Boone County Sheriff's Deputies respond to the scene (FOX19 NOW)
Photo of the suspect provided by Florence Police Photo of the suspect provided by Florence Police
FLORENCE, KY (FOX19) -

A suspect set off fireworks inside the Florence Mall Tuesday, prompting a brief lock down. 

Some mall-goers reported every store was put on lock down in fear of the fireworks being gunshots. Florence Police said someone set off firecrackers around the food court. 

"Over the intercom, they told us people were shooting," a 12-year-old that was hiding out in one of the stores said. 

The incident happened around 2:30 p.m. and the lock down was lifted about 10 minutes later.

Authorities initially believed kids were responsible for the disturbance, but later said witnesses and video surveillance indicated an adult male set off the fireworks. 

There is no active threat to the public, police wrote on Facebook. 

Police released two surveillance images of the suspect in an effort to ID the man.

No injuries were reported. Police have not made any arrests.

FOX19 NOW will update this story as more information becomes available. 

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