Explosion Causes Panic at Columbus, Ohio Shopping Mall


An explosion sent customers running at the Polaris Fashion Place Mall in Columbus on Mother’s Day.

Police say a liquid nitrogen blast is to blame.

Witnesses reported hearing a loud bang that sounded like gunshots and people screaming ‘active shooter.’

Sgt. Dana Hess was off-duty shopping at the mall when the explosion happened — right next to her. She says a teen put nitrogen in his soda and it exploded. He suffered only minor injuries.

Police Commander Gary Cameron tweeted, ‘Kiosk at Polaris Fashion Place had a nitrogen mishap. That’s it. Keep on shopping. Happy Mother’s Day. ‘

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