A bomb threat made to security at Saskatoon’s Midtown Plaza Wednesday forced stores to close early, and brought out the police explosive disposal unit.
Police said at around 6:30 p.m., someone approached a Midtown security officer, and said the mall would be “blown up” in a few minutes. Security then relayed the message to Saskatoon police.
Employees gathered at a muster point on Idylwyld Drive and 20th Street while police searched for a suspicious package. One mall employee said this was only the second bomb threat made at Midtown in the last 15 years.
After an hour, no suspicious objects were found, and the threat was deemed to be “not credible”.
Police continue to investigate, and are seeking tips from the public.
Employees muster outside the Midtown Plaza after a bomb threat to mall security – photo by Kurtis Doering
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