Five women arrested after flash mob causes panic
Five German women who organised a flash mob event that sent dozens of people running in the streets of a Spanish town, apparently fearing there had been a shooting attack, have been arrested.
Agents were called to Platja D'Aro, a north-eastern tourist resort town, following reports of shots, which proved to be false, a police statement said.
Panic spread among people in restaurants and bars when a group of people began running and shouting while pretending to be chasing a famous person, the statement added.
Police later issued social media messages explaining the incident and clarifying there had been no shooting.
In a flash mob, people gather to perform an action, normally to surprise bystanders.