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Mistake leads to Walden Galleria evacuation alert

Posted at 2:36 PM, Feb 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-20 14:36:07-05

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WKBW) — An error during a weekly security alert test lead to an evacuation and lock-down at at the Walden Galleria.

Cheektowaga Police say the mistake was made by Walden Galleria security personnel. A limited test alert should have been sent out but instead a "full alert" was issued, causing several stores to go into a lock-down.

Police say there was never an emergency or an incident at the Galleria.