Target at Eastland Mall evacuated due to bomb threat

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HARPER WOODS, Mich. – The Target at Eastland Mall in Harper Woods was evacuated Thursday afternoon due to a bomb threat. 

However, the rest of the mall remained open.

Police had a K-9 unit sweep the store. 

From Harper Woods police Chief Jim Burke: 

The Target Store at Eastland Center  (Eastland Mall) received a bomb threat at 2:45 pm this afternoon. Target management immediately advised HWDPS and made the decision to close the store. Our officers are on scene assisting Target in evacuating the store and are awaiting the arrival of a bomb detection K-9 to sweep the store as a precautionary measure.

Harper Woods High School and Chandler Park Academy were releasing students at the time of the threat and the administrations of both schools were advised. Students were allowed to leave the school buildings and advised to stay away from Eastland Center until the situation has been resolved.

Eastland Center remains open and their security staff is working closely with our officers. The nature of the threat was non-specific and at this time we do not have any other credible information to substantiate the threat. We anticipate the Target Store will reopen once the all clear has been given.

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