Philadelphia police evacuated the area near the vote counting center after receiving a bomb threat.

Iran PressAmerica: Police in Philadelphia evacuated a shopping mall in the Pennsylvania city over a bomb threat on Friday. 

The Philadelphia Police Department confirmed to The Hill they investigated the threat and conducted a sweep with K-9 units but did not find any explosive device.

Authorities said two calls alleging that a bomb was going to go off in the mall were made from the same individual to mall security. Police finished their sweep of the mall by 3 p.m. 

The Fashion District is located near the offices of the Inquirer and the Pennsylvania Convention Center, where ballots from Tuesday’s election continue to be counted. 

Evan Benn, a spokesperson for the Inquirer, told that all staff in the newspaper’s offices were “immediately notified” of the threat and evacuated.

The threat comes as the counting of votes in Pennsylvania continues, with Democratic candidate Joe Biden is ahead of Donald Trump while less than 150,000 votes remained to be counted.