Alpharetta police evacuated the mall as a precaution while the threat was under investigation, according to Channel 2 Action News. Police have not released any other details.
Those forced to leave the mall congregated in the parking lot before returning about 1:30 p.m. A Macy’s employee told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution they were ordered outside but were not told why.
The heaviest police presence was outside the AMC theater. Police said Cherokee County’s bomb squad responded to check out the threat, according to Channel 2.
Multiple other agencies, including the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and Woodstock police K-9 units, responded to the scene.