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More threats made to Plainfield retailers

Posted at 8:59 PM, Dec 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-21 05:45:35-05

PLAINFIELD, Ind. -- More threats were made Sunday evening to The Shops at Perry Crossing and various other retailers in Plainfield. 

Plainfield police said at 6 p.m. they were made aware of new threats issued by the same person who has been making threats for four days on Facebook.

Officers responded and the department said they are doing "everything possible to maintain the safety and security of the employees and visitors at the shopping center and other retail stores in the Plainfield area."

Police said many businesses will remain open until their designated closing time, unlike Friday night, when bomb threats made by the same person who threatened Plainfield schools on Thursday prompted the evacuation and closure of the entire shopping center and an adjacent theater. Police cleared the threat at about 1 a.m. Saturday. No one was hurt, and no incidents were reported.

If you see anything suspicious, you're asked to report it to police immediately. 

Among other threatening statements made Friday night, the poster wrote: "My advice? Avoid Perry crossing this weekend." The poster also claimed to have access to explosives and firearms.

The same poster wrote again Sunday night, saying that there would be "casualties," claiming to be armed with handguns, a knife and bombs. The post continued to target a young girl as the reason for his desire to kill and to taunt authorities for not being able to catch him.

The Facebook profile posting the threats has been deactivated and reactivated several times since the original threats to Plainfield schools just before midnight Wednesday.

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Separate threats were made Thursday against students at Danville High School, leading to two arrests. Franklin Community Schools were also the targets of threats this week.

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The identity of the person behind the threats remains unknown.


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