Explosive Devices Detonate in Lake Wales Mall
Two improvised explosive devices detonated at a mall in Lake Wales on Sunday evening Jan. 21, according to reports.
After investigating what was first thought to be a smoke alarm alert, emergency services determined that two pipe bombs had detonated in the corridor of the mall in Florida.
After the smoke and flames had died down, police found a “backpack or book bag that contained five or six other IEDs that were not detonated,” Lake Wales Police Department Deputy Chief Troy Schulze told ABC.
Authorities are now searching for a “person of interest”.
The mall was evacuated and no injuries were reported.