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Crowd in Times Square Scrambles After Reported Gunshot

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Police officers responded to Times Square after reports of a gunshot Sunday evening sent a crowd of people running from the Crossroads of the World.

A spokesperson for the NYPD said the call came in around 5:30 p.m. for reports of a gunshot in the area of West 46th Street and 7th Avenue.

A senior law enforcement official initially said a person was wounded in the leg from a gunshot wound. Almost three hours later the department confirmed that no shots were fired.

"A dispute between two individuals resulted in overturning a planter and a police barricade," Assistant Chief Stephen Hughes tweeted.

The incident did result in at least one arrest, Hughes added.

Officials say that the loud noise caused by the dispute led many in the crowded tourist spot to run fearing a possible gunshot.

The department tweeted an advisory a little more than 30 minutes after the reported call asking the public to avoid the area.

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