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Traffic near The Pavilions in Scottsdale restricted after bomb threat

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PHOENIX – Traffic around a Scottsdale shopping center was restricted Friday afternoon while authorities investigated a bomb threat.

Around 1:30 p.m., the threat was reported by staff of an armored vehicle at The Pavilions at Talking Stick near Talking Stick Way and the Loop 101 Pima Freeway, according to the Salt River Police Department.

Police evacuated the area to investigate the validity of the threat.

While the investigation was underway, Indian Bend Road/Talking Stick Way was closed between the Loop 101 and Pima Road until around 6 p.m.

In addition, the Loop 101 off-ramps at Indian Bend/Talking Stick were closed in both directions.

Motorists were advised to avoid the area and also expect delays on McDonald Drive and Via de Ventura near the Loop 101.

No other information was immediately available, and there was no estimated time for how long traffic would be restricted.

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