MINNEAPOLIS — An updated statement from the Bloomington Police Department in partnership with the FBI, Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department, Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Metro Transit Police and Mall of America, are stating that the previously expressed threat of terrorism against the Mall of America was false.
According to the statement, federal, state and local law enforcement partners are calling a recently released video that mentions Mall of America, among others as “propaganda.” The statement adds that at this time, there is no credible threat associated with Mall of America, but that efforts continue to at all levels to evaluate this and other information as it becomes available.
The security concerns were taken seriously and authorities have responded appropriately, it adds. Enhanced security measures to include additional personnel have been implemented and all information is being monitored. Police are continuing to focus on and to prioritize the safety, security and well being of our citizens and visitors.
Mall of America is considered safe place and employs a professional security force that patrols and monitors activity with a 24-hour presence. Bloomington Police have a permanent presence, with dedicated, full-time staffing at Mall of America. Additionally, several other law enforcement agencies maintain a high visibility in and around the property.
To report suspicious activities, contact your local law enforcement agency at 911. For more information on the Department of Homeland Security’s safety and security initiatives, visit http://www.dhs.gov/see-something-say-something.