Police are investigating a crime that has occurred in the Newark Square Shopping Center on Thornton Avenue.
Acting Watch Commander and Officer Karl Geser said no details are being released about the nature of the investigation at this time.
Employees at and said authorities have been on scene since approximately 6:30 p.m. and that they did not hear or see anything.
Though unconfirmed, one employee said the police activity might be linked to a reported stabbing.
Police have blocked off the parking lot between and . Geser did not have an estimated time on when authorities will be clearing the area.
Any person with any information concerning any crime can contact the Newark Police Department's non-emergency line at 510-578-4237 or can call the Silent Witness Hotline at 510-578-4000, extension 500.
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Newark Patch will update this report when more details are released.