WAYNE - The Willowbrook Mall was evacuated Monday evening after a mall patron told a security office that he found a note about bombs.
Wayne police that the man told mall security officers that he threw the note away. As he walked with mall security officers to find the note, Wayne police say he had “an episode” and fell to the ground. He was taken to the hospoital to be checked out.
The mall was evacuated as a precaution. Patrons in the shops and restaurants were told to leave immediately and stay away from the doors.
Messages posted on Twitter after the threat described the scene.
“Everyone out in the parking mall. It was a chaos at first. People running in panic trying to get out,” wrote one user.
The Passaic County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad was sweeping the mall, looking for anything suspicious.
So far, no devices were found. Police say that they do not believe anyone to be in danger.
Wayne police say they hope to have an update on the incident by Tuesday morning.