Woman Arrested After Making False Bomb AND Gun Threats at Long Island Mall

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Officers responded to a scene expecting guns and bombs but instead, they found no threat. 

According to NBC New York, Tasia Morales texted fake tips to 9-1-1 about a woman in possession of a gun at Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove on January 2nd, 2023. In addition, she lied about seeing an explosive just after 4 PM on Sunday, according to Suffolk County Police. 

"The exact wording was 'help there's a bomb at the mall near the Barnes & Noble,' as well as 'help, Alexa has a gun,' said Suffolk County Police Commissioner Rodney Harrison.

Morlaes is a 28-year-old employee for one of the stores at the mall and was both arrested and charged. In terms of all visitors, no one was evacuated during the search. 

Click here to watch footage of her at court.

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