Suffolk County Police at Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove,...

Suffolk County Police at Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove, where a fight in the food court led to mistaken reports of shots fired.   Credit: James Carbone

Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove closed temporarily Monday evening but has reopened after Suffolk police received several 911 calls reporting "possible" shots fired, calls that turned out to be false, police said.

"A group of approximately 10 teenagers were involved in an altercation during which a trash can was knocked over, causing a loud noise that was mistaken for a gunshot," police said in a news release. There were no injuries, police said.

Officials for the public relations firm that represents the Simon Property Group, which owns Smith Haven Mall, could not be immediately reached for comment.

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