Mall, movie theater evacuated in Plainfield after threat
PLAINFIELD, Ind. (December 19 , 2015) — UPDATE (2:30 a.m.) The Plainfield Police Department continues to investigate an active threat to The Shops at Perry Crossing. The shopping center was cleared around 1 a.m. Saturday. Officers determined there was no immediate or imminent threat to shoppers at the time of the call. The Shops at Perry Crossing will re-open for regularly scheduled business on Saturday. Extra police officers will be out patrolling the area.
PLAINFIELD, Ind. (Dec. 18, 2015)– The Carmike 18 movie theater in Plainfield was evacuated Friday around 9 p.m. after a threat.
The theater is located at 380 Cinema Boulevard at the Shops at Perry Crossing.
Police said the mall and theater were evacuated after a threat was made on Facebook. The threat mentioned specific stores in the shopping center.
Earlier this week, threats were made to Plainfield, Danville and Franklin high schools. The threats came in via social media, and the schools closed. Police confirmed the threats came from the same suspect who made threats against Plainfield High School.
The Plainfield Police Deparment issued the following statement:
On December 18th at approximately 9 p.m., the suspect/suspects from the threats at the Plainfield High School posted threats against the Shoppes at Perry Crossing on Facebook. The mall staff was contacted and made the decision to evacuate due to the threats. The Plainfield Police Department along with other agencies are taking every precaution possible to ensure the safety of the citizens while maintaining normal patrol operations throughout the Town of Plainfield. We plan to make every effort to have the mall reopen as soon as possible.