Smoke bomb thrown into Yassin's Falafel House prompts evacuation

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Yassin Terou, owner of Yassin's Falafel House took to Twitter Tuesday afternoon to inform customers about an incident that took place at the business on Monday.

Yassin said no one was harmed during the incident. / (WVLT)

Yassin said an unknown person reportedly threw a smoke bomb into the downtown location of the restaurant. In his post, Yassin said no one was harmed during the incident, but the entire building had to be evacuated due to the amount of smoke.

The Knoxville Police Department confirmed that officers responded to the restaurant on Monday around 8:44 p.m. and the Knoxville Fire Department was already on scene. Firefighters extinguished the device.

"We're sure we don't know why they would do this, but we know we're always going to be strong and give back love and keep our hard work," Yassin posted.

Police said there didn't appear to be any damage to the restaurant or any more devices in the area.

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