Photo credit: News 12 Long Island | Police say the Sunrise Mall in Massapequa is being evacuated over a report of a suspicious package.
Massapequa, N.Y. (MorichesDaily) — Nassau County Police say Sunrise Mall in Massapequa has reopened after a suspicious suitcase was found Monday Evening.
The package, which contained personal belongings, was deemed not a threat. Authorities say a woman was taken to the hospital for evaluation.
The report came in just after 5:45 p.m., police said.
Police and bomb squad evacuated the mall after witnesses reported a woman left three suitcases at the shopping center.
“A suspicious package was found, and the mall is being evacuated,” said mall spokeswoman Maria DiLeo.
She said at least one of the suitcase was found in the center court in the lower level in front of a jewelry store.
According to witness reports the woman was spotted earlier wandering about the mall, towing three suitcases and wore a burka. Witnesses said her face was not covered.
The mall was partially evacuated as a precaution, according to police there was shoppers were in the mall at the time of the incident.