Police make arrest in Internet threat against Mayfair Mall

Jan. 15, 2011

A 40-year-old West Allis man was arrested by Wauwatosa police in connection with a threat made against Mayfair Mall that was listed on Craigslist, WTMJ-TV (Channel 4) reported Saturday night.

"Upon discovering the threat, management immediately contacted the Wauwatosa" Police Department, David Keating, vice president for corporate communications for mall owner General Growth Properties Inc., said in a statement to the Journal Sentinel.

"The Police Department is investigating," he said. "We have no reason to believe the threat was credible. However, we took it seriously."

Keating said he didn't have any specifics on the threat.

Mayfair Mall's general manager Steve Smith was unavailable for comment Saturday night

The arrest comes two weeks after more than 100 youths disrupted the mall on a Sunday afternoon, causing it to close early.

Nine juveniles, all from Milwaukee, were arrested.

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