Avon Walmart Evacuated After Bomb Threat: Police

Lights on a police car, Jan. 27, 2022.

Police said the Avon Walmart was evacuated Thursday afternoon after allegedly receiving a bomb threat.

The store, located on West Main Street, got a phone call from a person stating that there was a bomb in the store.

As a result, the store was evacuated. Police said this was done out of an abundance of caution.

Police and Walmart staff did a walkthrough of the entire store, which revealed nothing unusual.

Officials said after obtaining more details about the phone call, it is believed that the bomb threat was a hoax. Management reopened the store at 5 p.m.

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