UPDATE 3:34 P.M. After a brief evacuation, the third floor of Destiny USA is open once again.

Officials at Destiny USA released a statement to Syracuse.com:

"Destiny USA has cooperated fully with the Syracuse Police Department. After a brief closure and the completion of its investigation, the third level of Destiny USA has now reopened," according to a spokesperson for the mall.


According to Syracuse.com, the third floor of the mega-mall has been evacuated for an unknown reason.

Destiny USA released a statement to Syracuse.com:

"This afternoon, we were contacted by the Syracuse Police Department. We are cooperating fully, and out of an abundance of caution, the Syracuse Police Department has asked us to have customers refrain from using the third level at Destiny USA while they complete their investigation. Accordingly, the third floor has been temporarily closed until the investigation is complete. We will provide you with updates as appropriate."

The third floor of Destiny USA is where the movie theaters are located. Twitter users posted comments about movies being stopped and the theaters cleared.

Syracuse.com is reporting stores and businesses on other levels are still open and customers are shopping as usual, but security has closed off access to the third level.