West edmonton mall shooting today, locked down Saturday afternoon active shooter

West Edmonton Mall said the lockdown affecting everyone in the mall was lifted shortly after 3 p.m., less than 30 minutes after it began.

Shortly before 3 p.m., the mall urged shoppers to stay at the “nearest safe location until the lockdown is lifted,” according to a social media post on Saturday.

The post also urged mall visitors to continue to monitor social media for further updates.

Global News has contacted the mall and police for more information.

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Welcome to a world where shopping, entertainment, and adventure collide โ€“ West Edmonton Mall, the epitome of grandeur and excitement! ๐Ÿ›๏ธ๐ŸŽข

๐Ÿฐ Mall Majesty:
Step into a retail wonderland spanning over 5.3 million square feet, making West Edmonton Mall not just a shopping destination but an entire universe waiting to be explored. From luxury brands to eclectic boutiques, discover a shopping haven like no other.

๐ŸŽก Thrills and Chills:
Get ready for an adrenaline rush! West Edmonton Mall is home to Galaxyland, the world’s second-largest indoor amusement park. Brace yourself for mind-bending rides, jaw-dropping roller coasters, and family-friendly attractions that redefine the meaning of fun.

๐Ÿ  Aquatic Wonders:
Dive into marine marvels at the famous World Waterpark, an aquatic paradise featuring the world’s largest indoor wave pool. From lazy rivers to heart-pounding slides, this water wonderland promises an ocean of excitement for water enthusiasts.

๐ŸŽญ Entertainment Extravaganza:
Entertainment knows no bounds at West Edmonton Mall. Catch a blockbuster at the multi-screen cinema, witness awe-inspiring performances at the Fantasyland Hotel, or unleash your inner detective at the challenging escape rooms โ€“ every moment is a spectacle!

๐Ÿฝ๏ธ Culinary Delights:
Satisfy your palate with a culinary journey that spans the globe. From gourmet dining to quick bites, West Edmonton Mall boasts a diverse range of eateries offering flavors to suit every taste. After all, shopping works up an appetite!

๐Ÿš€ Galactic Getaway:
Indulge in a staycation like never before at Fantasyland Hotel, where each room is a themed adventure. Whether it’s the elegance of a Roman room or the whimsy of a Polynesian paradise, your stay complements the mall’s spirit of endless excitement.

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Shop, play, dine โ€“ West Edmonton Mall is a destination that transcends ordinary retail therapy. It’s a symphony of experiences, a melting pot of cultures, and a playground of possibilities.

๐ŸŒŸ Join the Adventure!
West Edmonton Mall isn’t just a shopping center; it’s a universe of endless discovery. Embrace the extraordinary โ€“ shop, play, and make memories that last a lifetime at the heart of retail bliss! ๐ŸŒโœจ #WestEdmontonMall #RetailRevolution #AdventureAwaits

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