SUNBURY, Ohio (WCMH) — The Tanger Outlet Mall in Sunbury was under lockdown Wednesday afternoon with a heavy law enforcement presence as a man barricaded himself in a bathroom.

The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office states that at 1:37 p.m., a call was received of a domestic violence situation. DCSO says a male suspect, later identified as a 27-year-old Brian Ford of Columbus, barricaded himself inside a bathroom in the mall.

Law enforcement says no shots were fired and no injuries have been reported while a female victim was safely secured by police after the initial incident. Ford, who had warrants out for domestic violence and aggravated menacing and probation violation, was taken to a jail and charges are still pending.

He has previous convictions of weapons charges in 2018 and tampering with evidence in 2021. No charges had been filed for Wednesday’s incident as of midnight Thursday.

In the stores around the bathroom, shoppers and employees were told to shelter in place, while stores in other parts of the center were evacuated.

One worker at the mall said she found out what was happening through friends and family sending her news articles, all while she and the rest of the staff were hiding in the back of the store.

“I will say keeping calm and having a good team around you is really important because, honestly, we didn’t know what was going to happen,” Kate Spade employee Ellie Perry said. “We didn’t know if somebody was going to walk in the door or have a gun near us, but I’ve grown up here in the suburbs. I’ve never been in this situation before.”

After about 20 minutes of negotiations, the suspect was taken into custody without incident. A gun has not yet been located, sheriff’s deputies said.