Broward County

Galleria Mall has reopened after an anonymous bomb threat was called in

UPDATE: Fort Lauderdale police have reopened the Galleria mall after an anonymous bomb threat was called in, forcing officers to delay the usual 10 a.m. opening.

Police say it was a “false threat.”

The Galleria was also shut down last week when many parts of Fort Lauderdale lost water due to a break in a water pipe.


Fort Lauderdale police have closed the Galleria shopping mall because of a bomb threat.

Around 9:50 a.m. Thursday, police were alerted to an anonymous bomb threat at the Galleria, 2414 E Sunrise Blvd., according to Fort Lauderdale police.

Police said they shut down the mall and have not found anything yet, but are still on scene investigating.

Miami Herald Real Time Reporter Devoun Cetoute covers breaking news, Florida theme parks and general assignment. He attends the University of Florida and grew up in Miami. Theme parks are on his mind in and out of the office.