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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Police from across Johnson County respond to assist Overland Park Officer

Posted: July 21, 2012 - 5:38am
Updated: July 21, 2012 - 6:48am

Overland Park, Kansas Police were called to the Oak Park Mall, at 11149 W 95th Street, shortly before 5:30 a.m. Saturday after Mall Security found a large crowd had gathered near the north Barnes & Noble Bookstore entrance to the mall. Security believed the crowd to have gathered in anticipation of a new Nike "Kevin Durant shoe" being released later this morning.

Police arrived on scene to find a "large crowd" with numerous subjects attempting to hide from officers. Those officers requested emergency assistance from surrounding agencies. An "Assist the Officer" tone sounded for Police across Johnson County.

A Law Enforcement source tells Operation 100 News, "Officers as far away as Gardner, approximately 14 miles away by car, responded to assist."

Overland Park received assistance from the following jurisdictions, just to name a few; Lenexa, Shawnee, Merriam, Mission, Gardner, and the Johnson County Sheriff's Office.

Officers reported the majority of the subjects were cooperating with officers, however one person was taken into custody. Mall Security reported several subjects hiding in and near dumpsters, a few even reportedly attempted to climb into a trash compactor to avoid being seen by authorities. 

Police swarmed the entire mall building's exterior and checked all of the entrances, again several subjects were seen trying to enter the mall through various doors.

Assisting officers were allowed to clear from the area about 10 minutes after the assist the officer tone sounded.

No injuries were reported.

As of 7 a.m., Police will only say that the release of the new Nike basketball shoe has been pushed back until 10 a.m..

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