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