Suspect in Queens Bomb Scare Hoax Arrested

NEW YORK -

A man suspected of being behind a bomb scare at the Queens Place Mall has turned himself in to police custody.

NBC News 4 reported that the suspect is a 22-year-old, who will be facing charges of car theft and potentially faces charges relating to bomb hoax.

On Monday, police closed off the Elmhurst-area mall and evacuated the area as a bomb squad examined an abandoned car with an unusual device attached to it.

The bomb squad determined it was a hoax, and rescued Shenker’s abandoned dog from inside the car.

The car, which had Nevada license plates, had been stolen.

A source said Shenker was already under investigation by the NYPD and had been arrested before for burning political signs and making threats.

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Updated Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 3:41 pm .