Gwinnett Police Department reported on Twitter that NO suspicious devices or packages were found at the Mall of Georgia and officers were preparing for a debrief before returning to service.
According to a press release from Gwinnett Police, they received a call today at about 1 p.m. regarding an unknown person calling the Mall of Georgia saying multiple explosive devices had been placed inside the mall and that they were set to detonate in three hours. Units from Gwinnett Police, Gwinnett Sheriff’s Office, and Gwinnett Fire and Emergency Services quickly responded and officers and deputies teamed up to search inside and outside the Mall. Police K9 units were deployed as well as Air1 from above and detectives responded to the scene to assist with the criminal investigation. Mall management decided to keep the mall open during the investigation and search. No devices were found and the investigation was called off just before 4 p.m.
However, the investigation is ongoing and anyone with information to share in this case is asked to contact GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300. To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit www.stopcrimeATL.com. Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.
Gwinnett Police are actively investigating a suspicious threats call at the Mall of Georgia and multiple units are assisting at this time. The Mall has not been closed but visitors can expect to see a heavy police presence. Gwinnett Police Department reports that officers are teaming up inside the mall and checking all businesses.