Power outage at CherryVale Mall sparks false claims online

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Around 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, CherryVale Mall in Rockford began experiencing a power outage.

Cherry Valley Chief of Police Roy Bethge issued a statement after false social media reports surfaced claiming there was an active shooter at the mall.

“Due to a power outage at Cherry Vale Mall, the fire alarms activated causing an automatic message to alert people to leave the mall.  Contrary to social media reports, there is/was NOT an active shooter or other threat taking place.”

ComEd is working to restore power to the area.

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