Twin Cities Von Maur store evacuated after threatening phone call

5:23 AM, Dec 11, 2007   |    comments
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An Eden Prairie department store closed about two hours early Saturday night after someone called in a threat. A spokesperson for Von Maur says the store received a threatening phone call sometime around 7pm. Customers were immediately asked to leave. Eden Prairie police arrived on the scene to investigate but will only confirm the situation as a "suspicious incident." Authorities say no one was ever in any danger and that it was the store's decision to close early. The threat comes three days after a gunman shot and killed eight people at a Von Maur department store in Omaha, Nebraska. That store remains closed but the rest of the mall reopened Saturday morning with extra security on hand. The gunman, 19-year-old Robert Hawkins, later turned the gun on himself.

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