Queens mall evacuated over false fears ‘Tesla with BLM sign was filled with explosives’

A QUEENS mall was evacuated over false fears that an alleged Tesla with a Black Lives Matter sign was filled with explosives.

The New York Police Department Bomb Squad was seen outside of the New York City mall on Monday morning.


However, just hours later investigators gave the vehicle the "all clear," a local NBC affiliate reported.

Nearby buildings were reportedly evacuated as the police investigation ensued.

The black vehicle with Nevada license plates allegedly had a battery hooked up to a propane tank.

Two high-ranking law enforcement sources told the outlet that the concern was caused as there appeared to be a small can attached to the vehicle.

One official told the outlet that there was a Black Lives Matter sign attached to the vehicle also.

Queens Boulevard was shut down until further notice.

The "NYCFireWire" Twitter account claimed that the fire department was responding to an "unusual incident" of a "vehicle w/possible explosives."

Footage at the scene, captured by WNBC-TV reporter Myles Miller, showed several emergency responders outside of the Queens Place Mall.

New Yorkers are still advised to avoid the area while cops look for the driver.

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