By Ana Calderone
Updated December 18, 2019 10:47 PM
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Shoppers at the Florida Mall got a surprise from Joey Fatone on Thursday — and not the good kind.

The former boy bander’s upcoming hot dog stand Fat One’s was undergoing a routine fire inspection when six balloon popping noises erupted over the PA system, sparking a shooting scare.

Deputies for the Orange County Fire Inspector told ABC mall goers were informed that the test was going to take place but that didn’t stop people from going into “panic mode.”

“People were bumping into things, getting stepped on, falling, children getting dragged by their arms,” said witness Mark Comer. Four people were brought to local hospitals with minor injuries as a result.

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The mall is reportedly all clear and remains open. Here’s hoping Fatone’s September 10 opening goes a bit smoother.

A representative for the kiosk could not immediately be reached for comment.