UPDATE: Bomb threat left at the Arnot Mall, building cleared by New York State Police


UPDATE: 1/7/2021 5:59 PM – Arnot Mall officials have told 18 News that planet fitness and the rest of the mall have resumed operation.

After New York State Police inspected the mall, they found no evidence of a bomb in the area.

Shelly Rich Bartlett, Marketing Director of Arnot Mall, said the bomb threat made Thursday afternoon was found to be false intimidation to the area.

The mall has since been reopened

“This afternoon a threatening message was written on a locker at Planet Fitness. Planet Fitness employees called the New York State Police Department, who made the determination to evacuate everyone from Planet Fitness out of precaution. Immediately after, the New York State Police Department determined this was NOT a credible threat, and therefore chose not to evacuate the rest of the mall. No explosive devices were found, and Planet Fitness reopened shortly thereafter.”

Shelly Rich Bartlett, Marketing Director of Arnot Mall


BIG FLATS, N.Y. (WETM) – A written bomb threat was left at the Arnot Mall on Thursday afternoon, according to New York State Police.

The note was found at the Planet Fitness around 1:20 p.m. and the area was evacuated. According to New York State Police, no devices or physical threats were found in the building.

18 News has reached out to the Arnot Mall for additional comment.

18 News first learned of the mall being evacuated through a viewer tip.

Anyone with information regarding the threat should contact police.

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