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Red Deer shopping mall locked down Saturday after weapon sighting

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Two youths were responsible for the locking down of Bower Mall in Red Deer Saturday night.

RCMP said they received two separate reports of a person with a handgun at the mall around 7:30 p.m.

The mall was locked down when Mounties arrived, with the public taking shelter in stores.

Two youths were found and searched, and RCMP found a knife with a handle resembling a handgun.

The youths were arrested, and the lockdown was ended.

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