Police investigating warnings of a potential attack on CMK have said there is nothing to suggest it is “anything more than a rumour”.
Superintendant Gez Chiariello has told the public to “carry on with their daily lives”, but to remain vigilant - after rumours circulated on social media over the weekend.
It has been reported that shoppers who return money dropped by a woman in the city “receive a blessing in the name of Allah” - and then told not to come to CMK today.
Mr Chiariello, LPA Commander for Milton Keynes, said: “We have been made aware of a rumour circulating on social media about a potential threat today in Milton Keynes.
“At this time there is no information to suggest that this is anything more than a rumour.”
Officers say there is no link to this and a separate bomb hoax dealt with by officers on Friday night at Weatherspoons pub.
The Citizen has this morning received concerned calls from readers about the potential threat.
One said: “My mum was on the bus this morning and the driver told her about this threat. He didn’t say it could potentially be a hoax - but that it was going to happen. “She is in her 70s and doesn’t use Facebook so she called me up in a state, really worrying about what was going to happen.
“Something like this could cause health problems for older people. These hoaxers might think it’s a bit of a giggle but it’s very serious. It’s sickening.”
This morning bosses at centre:mk announced it will be open as usual following the warnings on Facebook.
The statement said: “We are open as usual today and aware of the rumours circulating. Police have confirmed they are completely false.”
Mr Chiariello added: “We would ask everyone to carry on with their daily lives but to remain vigilant and report anything suspicious via the 24 hour Thames Valley Police enquiry line 101.”