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Bomb threat at The Mall thought to be a hoax


By The Hays Daily News

By The Hays Daily News

A reported bomb threat at The Mall at Hays, 2918 Vine, is thought to have been a prank, according to a press release from the Hays Police Department.

The incident occurred shortly before 3 p.m. Saturday, when a juvenile notified a police officer at the mall of a message in the men's bathroom about an explosive device. City of Hays police and fire department units responded, and mall staff were notified.

A search of The Mall was completed, according to the press release, and no suspicious items were located.

"Evidence at this time indicates that this was a prank," the press release states.

Anyone with further information about the case is encouraged to contact police at (785) 625-1030.