- A commotion happened at a mall in Cubao, Quezon City on Sunday
- The people panicked because a “prankster” said there was a gunshot
- However, the authorities said that the noise was from a soft drinks dispenser
Mall-goers panicked and caused a commotion when a soft drinks dispenser malfunctioned at New Farmers Plaza in Cubao, Quezon City on Sunday.
KAMI learned that a “prankster” misinformed the people that the noise they heard was a gunshot or bomb explosion.
In a report by the GMA News (author Dona Magsino), an employee accidentally clicked the soft drink dispenser, and a carbon dioxide went out. The authorities confirmed that no firing or explosion happened and that no one got injured.
The Araneta Center released an official statement regarding the incident. The mall already resumed its operations.
“At 3:15 pm today, a prankster shouted something that caused panic and confusion among our shoppers,” it read.
“Mall personnel immediately assisted the mall-goers in the light of this incident. Mall security are already scouring the area to apprehend the prankster,” it added.
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