A Florida man took candles, and then shot tear gas at shoppers in the mall, police said.

MIAMI, FL — A Florida man has stolen candles out of a mall according to police. As he fled the store, he was spraying those around him using tear gas.

The incident was reported by authorities as taking the place of an incident on Saturday a center in Doral, a suburb. Doral which lies just west of Miami. Unknown suspect was spotted entering the Bath and Body Works store and stuffed his bag full of candles, and then sprayed the customers with tear gas before they fled the location.

This incident only occurred in Miami It can’t occur elsewhere,” Doral Police spokesperson Rey Valdes told the Miami Herald.

Thirty-five people suffered from the tears fluid. A few people including the store’s manager were taken to hospitals for treatment. Authorities weren’t sure what number of people would be admitted to hospital and tear fluid could cause respiratory and eye irritation.

Following the incident, the vast majority of the mall was closed.

He is a suspect who hasn’t yet been identified and is likely to be charged with an armed robbery as well as aggravated assault if he is caught.

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