Bomb Squad gives all-clear after mall in Queens evacuated as possible bomb investigated

Gustaf Kilander
 (Independent)
(Independent)

A bomb squad has given the all-clear after investigating a suspicious Tesla that was hooked up to what was thought to be propane tanks at Queens Place Mall in New York, NBC4 in New York reported.

A senior law enforcement official said that the vehicle was investigated because a can was attached to it.

A Black Lives Matter sign was attached to the can, NBC4 reported.

The vehicle appeared to have stolen license plates. Officers are looking for the driver.

A large presence of emergency personnel and law enforcement in the area tried to get people away from the scene.

People are still advised to avoid the area.

Commuters were being urged to use other roads because of the closures in the surrounding area, several blocks around the vehicle were closed off.

A report about the suspicious vehicle came in at about 8:30 AM.

An NYPD spokesperson confirmed that an investigation is ongoing.