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Man Accused of Making Threats at Wisconsin Mall Arrested in Minnesota

Christopher Hawkins Photo: Hennepin County Jail
Christopher Hawkins

December 29, 2016 12:43 PM

A criminal warrant has been issued for a Green Bay man accused of making threats that caused the evacuation of a shopping mall in eastern Wisconsin.

Twenty-eight-year-old Christopher Hawkins was arrested Wednesday in Minnesota. A charge of making a terrorist threat has been filed in Outagamie County where the Fox River Mall in located.

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WBAY-TV reports Grand Chute police say they received a call Tuesday from a person who said Hawkins was sitting in a car in the mall parking lot with a gun and threatened to start shooting. Police searched the area and evacuated the mall, but couldn't locate Hawkins.

Grand Chute Officer Travis Waas says investigators tracked Hawkins cellphone to western Wisconsin, then to Minnesota. Hawkins was arrested in the parking lot of a business in Hennepin County.

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