Columbus police are on the scene at Polaris Fashion Place Sunday afternoon after a carbonated pop container exploded.
Police were called around 3:30 p.m.to 1500 Polaris Parkway after several people reported a loud pop heard inside the mall.
Witnesses told 10TV they immediately evacuated the mall.
Officers arrived to determine a carbonated container of pop exploded while an employee was changing out the machine at a kiosk in the mall. The employee was injured in this process, according to police.
“FYI: A kiosk at Polaris Fashion Place had a nitrogen mishap this afternoon. It was an isolated incident and our tenants remain open until 6 p.m. today,” Polaris Fashion Place said on social media Sunday.
Authorities say the rumors on social media claiming an active shooter was false and the mall was never evacuated or on lockdown.
10TV has reached out to the mall for a statement regarding this incident.