HOUSTON – Plazamericas, the former location of Sharpstown Mall in southwest Houston, was evacuated Monday after a suspicious suitcase was found outside the Jewelry Center, investigators said.
Emergency crews responded to the scene at about 4 p.m. after an unattended suitcase was found.
About 100 employees at the Plazamericas were sent out to the parking lot.
A bomb squad blew up the suitcase and in the process blew out a window on a SUV that was parked near the suitcase.
Witnesses said the detonation shook the entire area.
There were no injuries reported.