Backpack evacuates Short Pump Town Center

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HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) — Henrico police and fire were called to the Short Pump Town Center mall’s food court Friday evening after someone spotted an unattended backpack just before 7 p.m.

Henrico police said the food court was evacuated as a precaution after the bag was discovered under a table.

Officials said screening by Henrico Police EOD personnel along with Henrico firefighters deemed the backpack “harmless.”

As a result, police sounded the all clear and the food court was able to reopen just after 9 p.m.