"We're as confident as we can be at this point ... that he is no longer inside," city police Sgt. Mark Radmore said outside the Kohl's mall entrance at around 9:30 p.m.
Heavily armed police officers swept the mall's many stores and storage areas several times after the robbery attempt at about 6:05 p.m. at Arby's restaurant.
The mall was quickly evacuated after the incident, which happened around closing time for most stores.
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