Saturday 25 February 2017

Arrests after flash mob spreads panic in Spanish town

The flash mob sparked panic in Platja D'Aro
The flash mob sparked panic in Platja D'Aro

Five German women who organised a flash mob event that sent dozens of people running in the streets of a Spanish town, apparently fearing there had been a shooting attack, have been arrested.

Agents were called to Platja D'Aro, a north-eastern tourist resort town, following reports of shots, which proved to be false, a police statement said.

Panic spread among people in restaurants and bars when a group of people began running and shouting while pretending to be chasing a famous person, the statement added.

Police later issued social media messages explaining the incident and clarifying there had been no shooting.

In a flash mob, people gather to perform an action, normally to surprise bystanders.

AP

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