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Chapel Hill mall evacuated after bomb threat

Posted January 28, 2013

— Chapel Hill police evacuated University Mall Monday afternoon after someone found a note in a men's bathroom about a bomb.

Police were reportedly using dogs to sweep both the inside and outside of the mall, at 201 S. Estes Drive, and police cars were lined along the building's perimeter. The mall reopened around 6 p.m. after police determined there was no bomb.

Willow Drive at U.S. 15/501 and Estes Drive at Fordham Boulevard were blocked to traffic for more than an hour.

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  • editor nc Jan 29, 6:43 p.m.

    Chapel Hill Police have this reported as a trespassing incident. So, basically , it never happened.

  • NRAalltheway Jan 29, 12:39 p.m.

    Well, you know what they say about opinions.....they're like....

  • OleNCNative Jan 29, 12:26 p.m.

    It's unfortunate a net can't be dropped over this ultra-liberal melting pot and everything in it and let it just be swept off the face of the earth......I think this state would be a much better place for it.........and yes, that's MY opinion.......
    ellengraham5660

    Yes. This ultra-liberal melting pot with the lowest level of unemployment in the state, highest levels of education, and highest standard of living. You are so right. (Jesse Helms called... he wants his illogical bias back.)

  • ellengraham5660 Jan 29, 11:50 a.m.

    It's unfortunate a net can't be dropped over this ultra-liberal melting pot and everything in it and let it just be swept off the face of the earth......I think this state would be a much better place for it.........and yes, that's MY opinion.......