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Garden State Plaza Mall evacuated, gunshots feared as car is spotted on fire
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | 5-10=14 | BY Thomas Tracy , Nicole Hensley

Posted on 05/10/2014 7:47:27 PM PDT by windcliff

The Garden State Plaza Mall in Paramus, N.J., was evacuated after unidentified noises feared to be gunshots were heard. A burning car outside Macy’s appeared to be the source of the explosive sounds, but police could not confirm that. Sources say SWAT teams were dispatched to the mall.

Workers and shoppers at a New Jersey mall scrambled for cover Saturday night as unidentified noises they feared were gunshots erupted.

A car on fire outside Macy’s at Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus, N.J., appeared to be the source of the explosive sounds, but police could not confirm that.

The mall was being evacuated around 9 p.m.

“It is pandemonium here,” shopper Gregory Domino tweeted from the scene. “At Garden State Plaza and just evacuated Macy’s 10 minutes ago due to reported gunshots (on) the floor above us.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: malls

1 posted on 05/10/2014 7:47:27 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: windcliff

This can’t possibly be true. It’s illegal to carry a gun in NJ. /sarc


2 posted on 05/10/2014 7:51:10 PM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: windcliff

Prom gone wild!


3 posted on 05/10/2014 7:51:24 PM PDT by drunknsage
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To: windcliff

Sounds like somebody may have gone postal.


4 posted on 05/10/2014 7:59:09 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: windcliff

Help is on the way!

5 posted on 05/10/2014 8:00:07 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: mkmensinger

6 posted on 05/10/2014 8:00:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: windcliff; GeronL; Army Air Corps

From the title: burning car=gunshots.
Kinda like the ambush predator Amtrak train in CT that viciously snuck up on a victim the other day.

Now we have a car flipping out.


7 posted on 05/10/2014 8:06:18 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: windcliff

My bet: indeed it is car noises. Ever hear of backfiring? That or related to explosions leading to the fire.


8 posted on 05/10/2014 8:09:28 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: windcliff

Cue “Another Saturday Night” by Sam Cooke...


9 posted on 05/10/2014 8:11:03 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: windcliff

Tires popping. I have fought numerous car fires and it still gets my attention in spite of knowing what is about to happen.


10 posted on 05/10/2014 8:15:16 PM PDT by Clay Moore ("To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." ~Voltaire)
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To: Darksheare
Now we have a car flipping out.

Was it a Postal vehicle?

11 posted on 05/10/2014 8:34:40 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Darksheare

Does your car have psychiatric coverage? It could be mandated by Obama soon


12 posted on 05/10/2014 8:39:47 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL; Smokin' Joe

Possibly a postal vehicle

My car has no mental health coverage, it might join a vehicle gang and do stuff like this.
( kidding aside, editors lately have been sub par at best. Deserving of cthulhu tickling their innards as a reward for creative drekking of the news..)


13 posted on 05/10/2014 8:44:10 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Clay Moore

Garden state parkway 1993, watched a car fire get going real good.
The gas shocks that held the hood open went off, hood slammed shut, and the firemen had to pry it back open.
Then they got rewarded with bright white sparks from something other than battery in the engine compartment.


14 posted on 05/10/2014 8:46:47 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Clay Moore
Tires popping. I have fought numerous car fires and it still gets my attention in spite of knowing what is about to happen.

Same here. I always felt that the older tires made more of a popping sound. I was cutting a battery cable one time when the gas tank let loose taking the rear tires with it. Thought we had the interior knocked down but that little flame is a sneaky bastard.

15 posted on 05/10/2014 8:53:26 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: windcliff

How paranoid are the idiots in NJ that they hear a tire or something explode due to a car fire and think active shooter.


16 posted on 05/10/2014 8:55:43 PM PDT by matt04
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To: Darksheare

Ever see a car fire with magnesium....?

looks like 4th July om steroids....

Especially when hit it with water

VWs are loaded with


17 posted on 05/11/2014 12:39:06 AM PDT by njslim (T)
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To: matt04

3 months ago at same mall had some druggie running through it shooting

Fortunately didn’t hit anybody - found him dead in store room later

By the way parked in same area about week ago when was at the mall


18 posted on 05/11/2014 12:41:47 AM PDT by njslim (T)
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To: njslim

This was an early 90’s detroit product.
Don’t recall exact make.
I just remember the fire and fun.


19 posted on 05/11/2014 2:27:09 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: matt04

Welcome to my world! Paramus is an affluent suburban mix of old and new-money democrats and that are typical NJ liberal bed-wetters. Anyone that’s been around an auto fire knows that when those tires go, it’s no different than standing next to the muzzle of a 45-70. STUPID. LIBERALS.


20 posted on 05/11/2014 4:05:56 AM PDT by paulcissa (The first requirement of Liberalism is to stand on your head and tell the world they're upside down)
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To: njslim

But, but, NJ has strict gun control laws, and most malls are “gun free zones.” I don’t get how that is possible.


21 posted on 05/11/2014 5:47:42 AM PDT by matt04
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To: Darksheare

The bright white sparks are from burning magnesium. Some air-cooled VW blocks were magnesium but I saw several mag fires on a mutual aid fire at a Chrysler dealer service department. The mount that held the steering column to the dash was magnesium.

You can squirt all the water in the world on it and it just keeps burning until it decides it is done.

There are special fire extinguishers called “class D” made for it, but it is so rare, no-one carries them unless they have a special need to.


22 posted on 05/11/2014 6:19:23 AM PDT by Clay Moore ("To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." ~Voltaire)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

I always love the semi tires when the 120 psi plus what ever it has heated to lets go.

It probably gives some of the onlookers a code brown!


23 posted on 05/11/2014 6:23:24 AM PDT by Clay Moore ("To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." ~Voltaire)
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To: windcliff

The news article is incomplete.

So, did the swat team put out the fire or did they shoot the car ?


24 posted on 05/11/2014 6:24:49 AM PDT by redcatcherb412
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