Police said a homeless man made a false claim about a suitcase that led to a Westchester County mall being evacuated for almost two hours.
Authorities said the man told police that a suitcase he left in the food court at The Galleria mall had been given to him by a Middle Eastern man and was ticking.
The story led to the mall's evacuation around 12:15 p.m. Saturday. The suitcase was examined and found to contain clothes, and the mall was reopened around 2 p.m.
The man faces a charge of falsely reporting an incident.