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Bomb threat prompts mall evacuation

on April 15, 2013 10:50 AM

ROBINSON TOWNSHIP (AP) — A western Pennsylvania mall was evacuated after police said a bomb threat was found in a department store dressing room.

Allegheny County emergency dispatchers say they were called at 1:17 p.m. Sunday about the threat found at the Mall at Robinson, in the Pittsburgh suburb of Robinson Township.

Officials say the note found in a dressing room at the Sears department store implied that three explosive devices were present. Police, fire and ambulance units responded, in addition to the county bomb squad and bomb-sniffing dogs.

There were no injuries reported.

The mall’s marketing director said the mall, which had been scheduled to close at 6 p.m., remained closed as authorities investigated.

In February, a threat on a bathroom wall prompted the evacuation of another suburban Pittsburgh mall in Ross Township.

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