‘Suspicious’ package at Wagner Mall in Bend was donations

Wagner Mall suspicious package

Police say a package left unattended at Wagner Mall in Bend Friday that was initially deemed supicious turned out to be a box of donations.

The mall, located near the corner of NE 3rd Street and Revere Avenue, was shut down for four hours while police investigated and the Oregon State Police bomb squad was called in.

Police say a 12-inch by 24-inch package was left outside the Pack Ship & More with no packaging labels on it. Police say a previous investigation caused heightened concern that the package could be a threat.

It turned out the package was not a threat. It had donations inside with a note.


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