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Evansville Police Respond to Bomb Threat at Eastland Mall

EPD was told someone called the mall's security phone from a blocked number and said 'there is a bomb in the building.'

Posted: Jun 30, 2021 6:08 AM
Updated: Jun 30, 2021 8:19 AM

The Evansville Police Department responded to a potentially dangerous situation on Tuesday after someone reportedly said there was a bomb in Eastland Mall.

EPD says officers responded to Eastland Mall around 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon in reference to the bomb threat.

After EPD arrived and advised mall security of its policy pertaining to bomb threats, the building was then searched but no hazardous device was located, according to EPD.

According to EPD, the reporter said that someone had called the security phone from a blocked number and said "there is a bomb in the building."

The reporter told police they may have recognized the voice, but said that the caller refused to answer any questions and hung up the phone.

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