Brief Evacuation At Walden Galleria

Police say test message inadvertently sent mall-wide

Tom Puckett
February 20, 2019 - 4:41 pm

Macy's at the Galleria Mall on May 14, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)


Cheektowaga, NY (WBEN) Cheektowaga Police say a false alarm prompted a brief evacuation at Walden Galleria Wednesday.

Police say a weekly test, intended for a few managers accidentally went shopping center-wide, prompting stores to lockdown and evacuate the Galleria.

After police confirmed everything was ok, shoppers were able to return.

Police emphasize there is no threat.

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