Posted October 23, 2019 12:21:54The Mall of America announced Monday it will be shutting down its Art &crafts store as it investigates reports of its owner being arrested.
The store, located in the Galleria at the Mall of Americas, was not immediately available for comment.
A spokeswoman for the Mall told News24 that the mall was not involved in the case, but was investigating.
The mall is one of several malls in the United States that are shutting down as part of an investigation into allegations of criminal conduct by employees, officials said.
The Mall said it is working with law enforcement to determine the cause of the incident and what will happen to employees and shoppers who are still in the store.
The closure comes amid a nationwide effort to tackle sexual misconduct.
More than 1,300 people have been fired from their jobs since November, according to the National Sexual Assault Hotline.