Bomb Threat Clears Plaza Royale
A busy Gainesville shopping center was shut down Monday for nearly three hours--closing restaurants and stores usually bustling with people at this time of year.
The Plaza Royale shopping center in south west Gainesville was blocked off for most of the afternoon as police responded to a bomb threat.
Police reported to the shopping center around 12 this afternoon after receiving a call saying there was a bomb inside an elevator at the plaza. Stores were evacuated, and the parking lot was closed off, but no one was hurt.
Police and fire teams secured the area as the Alachua County Sheriff's bomb squad combed the area-- eventually finding nothing suspicious.
Police are still searching for who made the phone call-- the man who made the call could face felony charges.
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