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Eden Prairie Center lockdown was caused by man wanting to have his gun serviced

Nobody was hurt, and the whole thing turned out not to be a big deal.

Eden Prairie Center was on lockdown for about 50 minutes Tuesday after somebody reported a person with a gun.

Fortunately, the entire thing turned out not to be a big deal.

The lockdown began just after 12:08 p.m., when police got a report of someone inside the mall with a weapon, according to a news release.

For more than half an hour, police worked to clear Eden Prairie Center and the mall itself asked people to avoid the area while things were sorted out.

That took until about 1 p.m.

So what happened?

An employee told police that a man carrying a rifle case entered the Scheels store to get some work done to his gun, police said

He was told that particular Scheels didn't service guns – and so he left the mall.

And that was that.

Nobody was hurt, the mall said, and no shots were fired; so all in all, it turned out to be not a serious incident.

The mall has 120 stores and restaurants, as well as an 18-screen AMC theater.

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