Torrington Shopping Plaza Reopens After Bomb Threat

Monday, Nov 18, 2013  |  Updated 8:40 PM EDT
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Torrington Shopping Plaza Reopens After Bomb Threat

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The Walmart on Torringford Street in Torrington was evacucated on Monday evening due to a bomb threat.

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A shopping center in Torrington has reopened after a bomb threat caused the plaza to be evacuated Monday evening.

According to police, the Walmart at 970 Torringford Street received a phone call around 5:10 p.m. from a male caller who said several bombs would be detonated in and around the store unless a ransom was paid.

Police spoke with the suspect and decided to evacuate all stores in the complex. Authorities searched the Walmart, as well as the parking lot and cars parked outside the store, police said.

Officials from the Torrington Fire Department, Torringford Fire Department, Connecticut State Police and Torrington Police Department responded to the scene. Bomb-sniffing dogs were used to search the area, police said.

Police did not locate anything suspicious and reopened the plaza around 8 p.m.

No one was injured during the incident.

It's not clear how much money the subject requested or how he asked for the payment to be made.

Police said they are following several leads.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Torrington police at 860-489-2090 or call the anonymous tip line at 860-489-2065.

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