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ALLENTOWN, Pa. — A man was taken into custody Friday night at Lehigh Valley Mall after claiming various bombs were in place around Allentown.

Multiple agencies including the Allentown Fire Department Bomb Squad, Lehigh County Field Communications, HAZMAT and Whitehall Township police responded and confronted the man at the Firestone area at the mall, according to reports relayed through the Lehigh County Communication Center.

He told emergency responders the bombs were in the area of the Eighth Street bridge, Martin Luther King Jr. Drive at Lehigh Street and North Second Street at Turner Street, near Harrison-Morton Middle School, according to reports.

Mall entrances off MacArthur Road and Grape Street were closed, until the man was taken into custody, and have since been reopened. Police have not released his identity.

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