Mesa Mall NOT on Lockdown
We are receiving reports of a rumor that the Mesa Mall is on lock down due to a threat . . .
We have confirmed with the Grand Junction Police Department that this is untrue.
A spokesperson from GJPD says, "URGENT: Apparently there is a rumor spreading like wildfire at the moment that Mesa Mall is on lockdown due to a threat. That is not true- the mall is open. I am working on a news release regarding a phone call to 911 this morning and will get that out asap. In the meantime, please help us stop this rumor before it grows any more."
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The Grand Junction Police Department is investigating a phone call received in our 911 dispatch center this morning. The caller stated a friend was going to shoot people at the mall and at a bank. The caller then hung up without providing any more information.
Officers immediately converged on the mall, both inside and out, but after setting up a perimeter and searching the area, they did not find anything suspicious. We are continuing to watch the area, but we do not have any indication at this point that this was a legitimate threat. At no time was the mall on lockdown. We also contacted the banks near the mall, and several chose to put themselves in lockdown for a brief period of time, but all are operating as normal at this point.
If you have any information about this story please call Grand Junction Police Department at 242-6707, call Crime Stoppers at 241-STOP, send the information via the web at www.241stop.com, or text CRIMES to 241STOP and include your tip information.