Hoax story circulates online about thwarted Wichita mass shooting

August 07, 2019 - 5:16 am

Wichita Police say a story being shared online about a thwarted mass shooting attempt at a local mall is not true. 

The story being circulated online says the Wichita Police Department arrested a man who was taking multiple weapons to Towne West Mall. In an email release WPD Officer Charley Davidson says simply “This information is false.”  

A similar story, using similar details and names, has been posted online for multiple other cities across the United States.

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