NYC Mall Evacuated over Bomb Hoax

NEW YORK -

The Queens Place Mall was evacuated on Monday after people saw a suspicious package of wires and gas tanks in an abandoned parked car.

Police evacuated the Elmhurst mall and the surrounding area and sent a bomb squad to examine the car.

The bomb squad ultimately concluded the device was a hoax.

Police rescued a dog from the vehicle, and FoxNews 5 reported that the suspect had been living in the car with a dog.

The car had Nevada license plates, but it was unknown if the car had been stolen in Nevada or New York.

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Updated Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 9:45 am .