Outlet mall reopened after lockdown

January 28, 2009 10:08:22 AM PST
Authorities placed the Houston Premium Outlet Mall in Cypress on lockdown after responding to a criminal activity call. [SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

It happened around 9am when deputies went to investigate of criminal mischief inside some bathrooms at the mall. When deputies went to investigate, four men, described only as African-American, fled. One of them apparently dropped a weapon.

One man was taken into custody. Authorities are looking for the other three.

Houston Premium Outlets has since reopened to the public. A mall representative gave the following statement: "This is a police matter that is under investigation. They have given us the all clear and we are open for business."

There are no reports of any injuries.

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