12-year-old girl makes fake bomb threat at Virginia mall

A 12-year-old girl has been named as responsible for making a false bomb threat at Manassas Mall in Prince William County. 

Officers responded to the Manassas Mall located at 8300 Sudley Rd. in Manassas to investigate a bomb threat on May 22 at 8:52 a.m. The threat of potential violence towards the mall was posted on Instagram. The mall was evacuated as a precaution while officers searched the grounds. No devices were located, and officers determined there was no active threat to the mall.


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After further investigation, officers learned a 12-year-old girl was responsible for making the post. 

According to police, she was issued an informal action and will be handled through the juvenile diversion process.