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Queens mall evacuated after reports of vehicle filled with explosives

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A shopping mall in New York City has been evacuated due to reports of a ‘Tesla containing propane tanks’ in the area. 

According to a tweet from the Notify NYC Twitter page, there’s a large presence of emergency personnel in the area of 56 Avenue and Queens Blvd in Queens.  

The Queens Place Mall has been evacuated and officials have urged New Yorkers to use alternative routes due to road closures. 

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In another tweet, NYC Fire Wire shared that the incident is involving a ‘vehicle w/possible explosives’.

Police said the vehicle is parked along Queens Boulevard. A report about the suspicious vehicle came in around 8.30am. 

According to WNBC-TV reporter Myles Miller, the NYPD Counterterrorism Bureau’s bomb squad is investigating ‘a suspicious Tesla with propane tanks at the Queens Place Mall’.

The propane tanks are reportedly connected to a battery.

Video at the scene also shows police officers directing foot traffic away from the area.  

A spokesperson for the NYPD confirmed the ongoing investigation at the Queens Place Mall, but said no other information about the incident is immediately available.  



a city street filled with lots of traffic: A spokesperson for the NYPD confirmed the ongoing investigation at the Queens Place Mall, but said no other information about the incident is immediately available. This image shows firefighters preparing to work the scene Monday morning


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A spokesperson for the NYPD confirmed the ongoing investigation at the Queens Place Mall, but said no other information about the incident is immediately available. This image shows firefighters preparing to work the scene Monday morning


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