Shoppers react to UP Mall bomb threat

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MISHAWAKA, Ind. -- Less than a year has passed since the deadly shooting at UP mall, and now, shoppers were faced with another frightening day.

Mishawaka police were called to UP mall just after 5 p.m. on Tuesday evening for a potential bomb threat. After evacuating the mall, officers were unable to find any suspicious packages or devices and no injuries were reported.

The threat, now an on-going investigation, and as of right now, no arrests have been made.

The mall remained closed for the remainder of the day on Tuesday out of caution. Even so, shoppers, recount the feeling of today’s events, which are all too familiar.

"I thought something happened like the first incident that was here before, something like that. I'm glad it wasn't, but I'm still shook up a little bit," says Terry Acuves, witness.

One shopper surprised by these frightening events, as the mall is viewed as a “family place.” However, because of how the situation was handled, he plans on returning.

"I feel like it is safe in a way. Just sometimes, you don't know what could happen because anything could happen at any time," says Acuves.

This is an on-going investigation. Stick with ABC57 News for the latest updates.

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