UPDATE: Suspicious Incident At The Magic Valley Mall


By Paul Johnson

UPDATE: 5:35 PM Mall officials say the mall re-opened just after 5pm. It was closed for about 30 minutes when the public Safety department learned about a 'potential threat' from the Jerome County Sheriff's department. The mall management describes this as a 'pretty rare' event.

UPDATE: 5:15 PM The mall is now re-opened. Captain Hicks said they have taken a male into protective custody. He said he was "threatening to harm himself."

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - Authorities are investigating a suspicious incident at the Magic Valley Mall. Twin Falls Police Captain Matt Hicks said that the mall received a threatening message from a man. The mall management took the threat seriously and decided to evacuate the facility including the parking lot. A reporter on the scene said that security guards were ordering people out of the parking lot. One person could be seen holding a sign that asked customers to leave in a orderly fashion. Captain Hicks said they have a subject who they are questioning and may take into custody. Idaho’s First News has a team on the scene and will have more as it becomes available.

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