Police: Loud Bangs Mistaken For Gunfire At Concord Mall On Sunday

The Delaware State Police are investigating a bomb threat that was called into a store at the Concord Mall located at 4737 Concord Pike, Wilmington this afternoon.

The incident occurred around 2:33 p.m. today, Sunday, May 8, 2022, when an employee from a store at the mall received a text message from an unknown subject posing as a former employee and who threatened to blow up the store. The panic from the initial threat caused subjects to knock objects to the ground creating loud banging noises. These load noises were mistakenly reported as gunshots. Troopers responded to the scene and evacuated the mall. A search was conducted and nothing out of the ordinary or suspicious was located. The mall remained closed the remainder of the evening.

This is an active and ongoing investigation. Anyone who has information in regard to this incident or who may have witnessed anything suspicious is asked to contact Sergeant Pezzuto of the Troop 2 Criminal Investigative Unit at 302-365-8397.