SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Destiny USA reopened around 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21, after a suspicious package outside of Nordstrom Rack caused the mall to go into lockdown about an hour earlier, around 4 p.m.
Syracuse police said their Hazardous Device Unit inspected the package and found it to be safe and not a threat.
The suspicious package ended up being a suitcase with a box on top that was abandoned by a person in the mall after they tried to leave the items with another person, Syracuse Police Department Lieutenant Matthew Malinowski said.
The suitcase was filled with stolen items, Malinowski said.
The mall evacuated the areas near Nordstrom Rack as SPD investigated. The old part of the remained open, according to SPD.