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Suspicious package removed from parking lot of Reno mall

April 27, 2019

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno police say a suspicious package has been removed from the parking lot of a shopping mall where some businesses were evacuated Saturday.

Officer Travis Warren says a bomb squad took the package form Meadowood Mall to a secure location for further investigation and that no information about it was immediately available.

During the on-site investigation, part of the mall’s parking lot, a department store, a restaurant and other businesses were evacuated. They’ve now reopened.

Warren says a member of the public reported the suspicious package to authorities and he says police are grateful for that notification regardless of whether the item did or didn’t pose a real threat to public safety.

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