Evacuation at Willowbrook Mall in Wayne, New Jersey
PUBLISHED Mon, October 10, 2016 - 9:11pm EDT
Willowbrook Mall in Wayne, New Jersey, has been evacuated after a report of a bomb threat, witnesses say. Emergency services are at the scene but, contrary to social media reports, there is NO active shooter. (more)
The incident began at around 8:45 p.m. ET on Monday when officials ordered an evacuation of the mall, which is near Interstate 80 and is one of the largest shopping malls in New Jersey. Hundreds of people were at the mall, some of whom who ran from the mall.
People inside the mall were told that the cause of the evacuation was a credible bomb threat, but authorities have not yet said whether anything suspicious was found. Some people on social media initially speculated about an active shooter, but officials have denied that.
We're working to gather further details, though there have been no reports of injuries.
Willowbrook Mall, which was first opened in 1969 and is home to more than 200 stores, is the fourth largest shopping mall in New Jersey.
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