Emergency officials in Providence, Rhode Island, confirmed on Twitter on Thursday that roads were closed around a downtown mall for police activity after local media reported shots fired on an adjacent interstate highway.
"Police activity around the #Providence place mall. Please avoid the area," the Providence Emergency Management Agency said on Twitter.
The Providence Journal reported that police were responding to reports of shots fired on Interstate 95, which passes near the mall in question. A state police spokeswoman said she could not immediately comment on reports of a shooting.