A bomb threat at Famous Barr in Cape Girardeau proved to be false, and police were searching for the instigator.
A message written Wednesday afternoon on the inside of a public bathroom in the department store, 100 West Park Mall, stated there was a bomb in the building, according to police Sgt. Kevin Orr.
An investigation by police later proved the threat unfounded, he said. The building was not evacuated.
Police have developed leads on who wrote the threat, but there had been no arrests as of early Wednesday night, Orr said.