The stores at La Centerra in Cinco Ranch, Texas, were evacuated Thursday afternoon due to a bomb threat, according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office.
The Katy Shopping Center in Texas was evacuated due to a bomb threat in the area. Specifically, the stores at La Centerra in Cinco Ranch were cleared as police investigated. The Sheriff’s Office says a man walked into a store three times around 12:15 P.M. On his last visit into the store he told a employee he was going to blow up the building. The man then left the store and authorities are unsure if he was caught on surveillance. The employee quickly called police.
The fire marshal told ABC13 that nothing was found that would indicate a legitimate threat. The shopping center has since reopened.
According to the FBCSO Twitter account, the evacuation began shortly after noon.
No other details have been released yet.
Katy Shopping Center
The Katy Shopping Center opened on October 28, 1999 and is owned by Simon Property Group. It contains 160 stores and 17 tenants. The total retail floor area is 1,201,104 square feet. You can learn more about the shopping center by visiting their website.