Nordstrom's at Roosevelt Field reopens after bomb threat

Emergency personnel respond to a bomb threat called

Emergency personnel respond to a bomb threat called in at Nordstrom's located in the Roosevelt Field Mall on Friday, March 28, 2014. (Credit: Howard Schnapp)

A department store at the Roosevelt Field mall in Garden City has been reopened after a bomb threat forced shoppers and workers to evacuate, a mall spokeswoman said.

Nordstrom's was shut down after a bomb threat was called in about 1:50 p.m., and people evacuated as patrol cars and bomb and arson squad officers converged at the mall, Nassau police said.

Nordstrom's reopened shortly before 4 p.m., the mall spokeswoman said: "They swept the property and didn't find anything."

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The rest of the mall was not evacuated, she said.

The mall is located in one of Long Island's busiest shopping and business districts.

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