Mechanicsville Walmart gets all clear after bomb threat reported

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HANOVER, Va. (WRIC) — A Mechanicsville Walmart gets the all clear after a bomb threat was reported Wednesday night.

The Hanover County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) responded to the Walmart located on Bell Creek Road.

Authorities said Walmart initiated an evacuation after an employee received the bomb threat by phone.

“Deputies immediately arrived on scene and assisted with evacuating the business and clearing out the parking lot,” HCSO’s press release said. “Once deputies verified the business was clear of all customers, bomb-detecting canines and Sheriff’s Office personnel conducted security sweeps of the building.”

Police say they found nothing suspicious inside the business.

Walmart management has since reopened the store. The investigation into this incident is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at (804) 365-6140 or the Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637 (CRIMES), using the keyword “iTip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

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