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Bathroom Graffiti Threat Clears Riverside Square Mall In Hackensack

The scene outside the mall as evacuations began.
The scene outside the mall as evacuations began. Photo Credit: Frank Zisa

HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Bathroom-wall graffiti warning that parking spaces would be blown up Saturday afternoon forced police to evacuate the Shops at Riverside in Hackensack.

The inside of the mall was searched and declared safe just before 3:30 p.m. by the Bergen County Sheriff's Bomb Squad.

A perimeter search was done and the mall was reopened around 4:15 p.m., Capt. Timothy Lloyd told Daily Voice.

The call to police came in around 1:30 p.m.

"The graffiti found on the wall of a lower-level bathroom by security said parking spaces were going to be blown up," Lloyd said.

Hackensack Avenue traffic was being diverted onto Route 4.

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