Unattended bags prompt evacuation at Lawton mall

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) - Lawton's Central Mall was evacuated and several stores were shut down after the discovery of some unattended bags.

Shoppers were ordered out of the central part of the mall Monday after mall security officers noticed a gray suitcase and a black bag near a bench. Police were called and cordoned off the area.

About two hours after the initial report a 26-year-old man told police the bags belonged to him and contained clothes. He told authorities he was traveling by bus to Colorado and didn't want to carry the bags while shopping.

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Information from: The Lawton Constitution,

http://www.lawton-constitution.com

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