Monument Mall open again after building was cleared
The Monument Mall is open again after Scottsbluff Police searched the building and specifically the theater after a call was made earlier today to the Georgia office of Carmike Cinema indicating theaters who are playing the Movie Expendables II will be the targets of a bomb.
Monument Mall Manager Tera Wellman says the mall was evacuated as part of the Mall's Policy when receiving such a threat. The mall was evacuated during the one o'clock hour. Scottsbluff Police were called in to search the building after mall and theater officials had done it and in each case nothing was found to indicate the Scottsbluff theater is the target of a bomb.
Law enforcement agencies across the country are responding to the bomb threat aimed at Columbus, Ga.-based Carmike Cinemas, which has 236 theaters in 35 states.
The threat was aimed at all the theaters showing "The Expendables 2," Carmike spokesman Terrell Mayton told NBC News.
The threat was left in a phone message at the Carmike Cinema's corporate office Friday morning by a person identfying himself as a theater vendor, Mayton said.
The theater chain swiftly coordinated with local law-enforcement agencies, he said. None of the theaters was open for the day yet and heightened security measures will remain in place as they show movies, Mayton said.
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