You are reading

Queens Place Mall Evacuated After Suspicious Vehicle Reported

Police outside the Queens Place Mall Monday (Citizen)

Jan. 4, 2021, By Michael Dorgan

The Queens Place Mall and surrounding streets were evacuated Monday after a suspicious device near a vehicle in the garage was reported.

The device was reported at around 8:40 a.m. in a vehicle that was “looking strange,” near 56th Ave. and Queens Blvd, police said.

The vehicle was reported to be a black Tesla – with Nevada license plates – that had a battery hooked up to two propane tanks, although police have yet to confirm these details.

Police said that emergency services have been deployed to the location and are advising residents to avoid the area.

Police said people will be able to return to the location once the area is deemed safe.

No other details surrounding the incident were provided.

email the author: news@queenspost.com
No comments yet

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

Five Queens startups win $20,000 each in 2024 Tech + Innovation Challenge

May. 19, 2024 By Czarinna Andres

A diverse range of businesses, including a yoga studio, an olive oil distributor, a female health care provider, a sustainable mushroom farmer, and an AI-powered physical therapy service, have been named winners of the 2024 Queens Tech + Innovation Challenge (QTIC). Each winner will receive a $20,000 grant to support their business operations.

QBP Richards, advocates rally to demand Mayor Adams restore funding to City’s libraries

May. 17, 2024 By Gabriele Holtermann

A rally was held at the Queens Public Library at Forest Hills on May 16, during which Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, Queens Public Library President and CEO Dennis Walcott, union reps and library advocates called on Mayor Eric Adams to reverse the proposed $58.3 million budget cuts to the New York Public Library (NYPL), the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL), and the Queens Public Library (QBL) for Fiscal Year 2025, which begins on July 1, 2024.

Queens elected officials secure $70 million from New York State Budget for school safety equipment in religious and independent schools

May. 17, 2024 By Anthony Medina

Religious and independent schools throughout the city will soon receive additional funding for school safety equipment, thanks to Assemblymember Andrew Hevesi and State Senator Michael Gianaris, who, after extensive advocacy efforts, successfully secured $70 million from the New York State Budget for 2024-25 for Non-Public School Safety Equipment (NPSE) grants.