Police: Swatting Incident Briefly Shuts Target Store in Spring Valley

The Spring Valley Police Department says it appears a “swatting incident” caused the shutdown of Target Store at the Spring Valley Marketplace earlier Thursday evening. At around 5:30 the police got a call from a man claiming to be inside the store who said he was armed, had multiple hostages, and placed explosives throughout the store. The store was evacuated and cleared by agencies and canine units on-scene. Once the store was deemed safe of any immediate threat, the store was re-opened, as was the Spring Valley Marketplace, which had been closed to car and pedestrian traffic. Multiple departments assisted in the case. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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