Surveillance video from inside Barton Creek Mall reveals chaos during ‘active attack’ call


Police swarmed Barton Creek Mall Saturday evening on a report of shots fired and a robbery. (Courtesy: Twisted Cork Wine Bar)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Surveillance video from the Twisted Cork Wine Bar inside Barton Creek Mall shows the chaos inside as people evacuated during an incident Saturday night.

While the Austin Police Department reported the scene had been cleared as of Saturday night and no injuries were reported, Austin-Travis County emergency responders activated an ‘active attack’ response and law enforcement flooded to the mall when initial calls came in.

Police said they believe there was a robbery where smashed jewelry cases were mistaken for gunshots.

Video of people running through the mall can be seen in Twisted Cork Wine Bar’s surveillance video, so can police entering the mall with rifles drawn. The owner of Twisted Cork told KXAN that APD arrived very shortly after the panic started.

You can watch some of the surveillance video from the Twisted Cork Wine Bar here:

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