Walnut Square Mall Reopens Shortly After Hoax Bomb Threat

Dalton, GA (WDEF) – Walnut Square Mall was briefly evacuated this afternoon, due to a hoax bomb threat.

Bruce Frazier, with the Dalton County Police Dept., told News 12 officers received a call shortly after 3:30 p.m. The bomb threat was phoned into Sears.

The mall was evacuated for about 30 minutes, while officers swept the building. After the threat was determined to be a hoax, the mall was reopened.

"This is something we, as law enforcement, take very seriously," said Frazier ,"Even though it turned out to be a hoax, it’s something you have to take seriously."

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