EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The American Dream shopping center reopened after being evacuated on Black Friday morning in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Gov. Phil Murphy said New Jersey State Police were investigating a bomb threat.
“If on site, all customers, tenants and employees should follow the instructions of authorities and walk to the nearest exit and safely evacuate the building out of an abundance of caution,” the governor posted on social media.
People in the area received emergency alerts on their phones telling them to use the nearest exits and avoid elevators.
The approval was given approximately an hour later.
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