A delivery driver inadvertently damaged a gas line causing a leak at Pierre Bossier Mall Tuesday morning.

It happened at about 8:30 a.m. July 5. The Bossier City Police and Fire Departments were called to a crash that occurred at Pierre Bossier Mall in the 2900 Block Of E. Texas Street. According to reports, a delivery driver was backing into the loading dock behind J. C. Penney’s when the driver accidentally struck the side of the building causing damage to a structure protecting the main gas line going into the Mall.

The gas line was damaged causing a leak.

Emergency crews responded and evacuated the mall as a public safety precaution.

Center Point Energy is currently on scene repairing the gas line. The Pierre Bossier Mall will be shut down until the line is fixed.

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Authorities say the repairs have been made and the mall is back open for business.