Weekend Southern Tier Shooting Threats Don’t Pan Out
Police report no suspicious incidents at shopping venues in the Southern Tier region in spite of a couple threats made going into the holiday weekend.
Johnson City Police were adding presence to the Wegmans Supermarket on Harry L. Drive after an unsubstantiated online threat warned of a planned shooting at the store over the weekend. Village police posted a caution statement online advising the public of the threat and that the investigation on Friday found no indication of a credible plan to cause harm at the popular grocery store.
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Broome County Sheriff David Harder says Deputies were also called to assist in monitoring the Oakdale Mall following threats to that facility as well over the weekend.
No incidents were reported over the weekend.
New York State Police in the Elmira area, meanwhile, responded to the Arnot Mall in Horseheads (Big Flats) Saturday, May 28 at around 4:15 p.m. with a report of an active shooter. There were no shots fired, no victims and no evidence of a credible threat.
The mall was placed on lockdown while the State Police, Chemung County Sheriff’s Department and the Horseheads Police Department cleared the shopping center.
The investigation is continuing.
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