PARAMUS, N.J. (PIX11) — Police in New Jersey responded to a “physical altercation” at Westfield Garden State Plaza mall in Paramus Saturday afternoon.

A fight broke out at the food court in the mall around 4:11 p.m., according to Paramus Police Chief Ken Ehrenberg. During the fight, someone broke a bottle, which bystanders mistakenly believed was a gunshot. Panic ensued as people started running through the mall, causing lockdowns and evacuations, Ehrenberg said.

Those involved in the altercation “left the area” and there is no “hazard” to the public, according to a tweet from the Paramus Police Department. Rumors of a shooting at the mall were false, police said.

“We received probably over a hundred 911 calls reporting a shooting at the Plaza. Our units were here within minutes and quickly determined that there was no shooting,” Ehrenberg said.

Paramus police and detectives are investigating the incident. The mall has since reopened.