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Authorities Investigate Suspicious Package At MOA

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Mall of America (credit: Timo Gans/AFP/Getty Images)

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (WCCO) — Things at the Mall of America are back to normal after someone left a bag unattended on Friday.

A small portion of the Mall of America had be closed while Bloomington Police were called into investigate the scene. Officials didn’t say when the suspicious package was located or when authorities were contacted.

Mall of America Spokesman Dan Jasper said the bag was left unattended on the first floor near the north side of the mall. People were not allowed in that area, and several stores were closed for nearly an hour-and-a-half. Deputy Police Chief Rick Hart says the Bloomington bomb squad was called in and X-rayed the package but found nothing harmful.

Jasper said the procedures that took place were standard for when they investigate a suspicious package.

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