Bend’s Wagner Mall evacuated due to suspicious, abandoned package; OSP Bomb Squad called to scene
(Update; police info)
BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — A suspicious package abandoned outside the Pack, Ship & More business at the Wagner Mall on Friday afternoon prompted Bend police to evacuate and close the mall and several businesses and to call the Oregon State Police bomb squad to examine it. .
Police responded around 3:45 p.m. to the Northeast Third Street Mall regarding the suspicious package, Lt. Mike Landolt said, describing it as about 2 by 1 feet, with no packaging tags.
“Officers responded to the location and evacuated multiple businesses for the safety of all employees, business owners and the community,” Landolt wrote, adding, “An earlier police investigation has raised heightened concern about that the package could pose a threat to the community.”
Landolt urged people to avoid the mall area and said more information would be released as it became available.
KTVZ NewsChannel 21 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.
Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can view our Community Guidelines by clicking here
If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.