No one was injured.
Police said an elevator inside Bloomingdale’s had what was determined to be “a mechanical problem” and said it caused “a smoke condition” in the store at 7:18 p.m. Volunteers from the Westbury Fire Department responded to the scene, as did members of the Arson / Bomb Squad, officials said.
“It turned out there was nothing suspicious,” a police spokesman said. “It was mechanical.”