Authorities Say No ‘credible threat’ on Mall of America
(AP) – Authorities say there is “no credible threat” associated with the Mall of America after the release of a video purportedly made by Al-Qaida-linked rebels that urges Muslims to attack shopping malls.
The video specifically mentions the Bloomington shopping venue.
The Bloomington Police Department issued a statement late Sunday in partnership with the FBI and state law enforcement saying that despite finding no threat, additional security measures had been put in place.
Gov. Mark Dayton’s press secretary Matt Swenson said Sunday that the governor had been in regular contact with state Public Safety Commissioner Mona Dohman throughout the day.
The threat came in the final minutes of a more than hourlong video released Saturday.
Its authenticity could not be immediately verified by The Associated Press.