LANCASTER – A bomb threat closed a west Lancaster Walmart for about one hour Thursday afternoon, authorities said.
The store received the threat shortly before 4 p.m. according to Lancaster Station Watch Sgt. Reddish.
“The manager received a phone call from an unknown male stating there was a bomb in the store and it was going to go off in five minutes,” Reddish said. “They evacuated the store.”
Deputies and firefighters immediately responded to the store at 44665 Valley Central Way.
Officers searched the store, but nothing suspicious was found, Reddish said.
The store was opened back up for customers and employees after about one hour.
The incident remains under investigation.
The Walmart bomb threat is one in a rash of bomb threats called in to Walmart stores across the country in recent weeks. At least a dozen similar threats have been received at Walmarts in Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri, according to published reports.