Bomb threat prompts mall evacuation
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.