Police briefly close Haifa mall over car bomb scare
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Police briefly close Haifa mall over car bomb scare

Cinemall reopens after sappers find nothing suspicious in vehicle outside of complex

The Cinemall mall in the northern Israeli city of Haifa. (Screen capture: Google Maps)
The Cinemall mall in the northern Israeli city of Haifa. (Screen capture: Google Maps)

Police briefly closed a mall in the northern city of Haifa on Sunday in response to concerns of a car bomb outside of the building, Hebrew media reported.

Sappers from the police arrived at the outside parking area of Cinemall, also known as the Lev Hamifratz Mall, after having received reports the vehicle was booby-trapped, Channel 10 reported.

Police lifted the closure on the mall after finding nothing suspicious, Army Radio reported.

Firefighters and emergency responders from the Magen David Adom ambulance service were also called to the scene, according to Channel 10.

As a result of the mall’s closure, heavy traffic was reported in the area, but was said to have eased after the mall was reopened.

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