Police: Man arrested for Willowbrook Mall bomb threat hoax

A man has been arrested in connection to a bomb scare hoax at the Willowbrook Mall.



The incident happened around 8:30 p.m. Monday.



Police say Anthony Vigilante approached mall security, telling them he found a note claiming there were six bombs in the food court.



There was a large police response and the mall was evacuated.



Bomb experts searched the area for hours but didn't find anything.



Vigilante is facing charges of creating a false public alarm.


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