UPDATE: A 22-year-old New Bedford man has been arrested in connection to a fight at Walmart. More details are available in a new story on the incident.

FAIRHAVEN — A firearm-related incident at Fairhaven's Walmart took place late Tuesday night, but it is currently unclear exactly what happened.

The Bristol County Sheriff's Office confirmed that two K-9 units responded to the Walmart at 11:29 p.m. Tuesday at the request of Fairhaven police to search for a discarded weapon.

Unconfirmed scanner reports indicate the store was placed on lockdown after an apparent shots fired incident involving a male suspect, who fled on foot.

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Fairhaven police did not immediately confirm the reports, but said the department will release more information in the near future.

BCSO spokesman Jonathan Darling stated K-9 Jerry and his partner, Officer Scott Robbins, found a gun magazine outside the building.

According to Darling, the K-9 units left the scene at 12:43 a.m. but did not find or apprehend a suspect.

The Fairhaven Walmart is located at 42 Fairhaven Commons Way.

According to the company website, it closes at 11 p.m. every night.

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