No credible threat after suspicious person report sparks heavy police presence at Yorktown mall

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Tuesday, April 23, 2024
No credible threat at Yorktown mall after heavy police presence
There is Yorktown mall news Tuesday. There was a heavy police presence at the Lombard shopping center after a suspicious person was reported.

LOMBARD, Ill. (WLS) -- There was a heavy police presence at Yorktown mall Tuesday morning in the west suburbs for a report of a suspicious person, Lombard village officials said.

Lombard officials posted on X, formerly known as Twitter just after 11:20 a.m., and said police were asking people to avoid the area, while officers completed their investigation.

Chopper 7 flew over Yorktown Center just before noon, and officers could be seen carrying long guns, walking out of the mall.

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Lombard officials later said the person in question was located, and it was determined that the report was unfounded. There is no credible threat to the public.

A spokeswoman for the mall called it an "isolated incident."

A village spokesperson said the person was carrying a tripod for work being done at a business within the mall.

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