Saturday, August 19, 2023

Bomb scare at Montgomery Mall in Bethesda

Montgomery County police were called to Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda Friday night to investigate a bomb threat. A mall patron reported that the shopping center had been evacuated around 7:50 PM. Another patron reported that the evacuation interrupted his showing of the Barbie movie. MCPD officially acknowledged the bomb threat at 8:12 PM. Fifty-eight minutes later, the department stated "Montgomery Mall bomb threat determined not valid. Mall has been cleared and turned back over to mall security."

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