Stater Brothers Shopping Center in Barstow Evacuated After Bomb Threat – VVNG.com

UPDATE @ 9:30 p.m. – Deputies from the San Bernardino Bomb unit have recovered the device and will examine it further. The investigation is continuing. Officials said the area is now safe and officers are opening the Stater Brothers mall.

BARSTOW, CA (VVNG.com) — The Stater Brothers shopping center in Barstow was evacuated on Sunday evening after reports of a bomb threat.

The Barstow Police Department said officers are investigating a suspicious device reported at the mall.

“A customer saw the device near the front of the store and notified management. Officers evacuated the area and the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Arson and Bomb Unit responds to examine the device. ‘device,’ the Barstow Police Department said.

Residents are advised to stay away from the area until the police department can confirm it is safe.

This is a developing story and additional information will be updated as it becomes available.

(Photo courtesy of Barstow Police Department)

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