Police responded to a bomb threat Wednesday at the Kodiak Walmart, blocking off the entrance and evacuating employees while law-enforcement officers checked for explosives.
“As a precaution, the store was evacuated while the threat was assessed,” a Kodiak Police Department news release said. “After a search of the store, it was turned over to the Store Manager.”
Police did not find explosives and the store immediately went back to normal business.
Erin Hofmann, a Walmart spokeswoman, said the telephoned threat occurred at 7:05 a.m. Wednesday.
“Management assessed the situation and immediately evacuated the store out of precaution and safety for our associates and customers,” Hofmann said.
The police were notified and the store was evacuated for about an hour, Hofmann said.
She said about 30 employees and six or seven customers were in the store at the time.
The KPD release said police are investigating the threat and are seeking assistance from anyone with knowledge of the incident.
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