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Southridge Walmart Reopens After Reported Threat

Reported by: Send eMail Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Also Contributing: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Dec. 17, 2013 9:32 AM EST
Updated: Dec. 17, 2013 10:48 AM EST

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South Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia

The Walmart at Southridge Center has reopened after a reported threat was made Tuesday.

Law enforcement agencies including the Kanawha County bomb squad searched the South Charleston building, but found no evidence of a physical threat inside.

The store reopened to customers about 10:30 a.m.




Law enforcement agencies continued to search the Walmart at Southridge Center Tuesday morning after a threat was made and the store was evacuated.

South Charleston Police Chief Brad Rinehart said the threat was made by cell phone. Two bomb dogs entered the store to help with the search effort.

Metro 911 said the South Charleston Police Department, West Virginia State Police and the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office had officers at the scene. The South Charleston Fire Department was on standby.

The building was evacuated about 9:25 a.m. Tuesday.




Metro 911 said the Walmart at Southridge Centre in South Charleston was being evacuated after a reported threat.

The threat was reported about 9:25 a.m. Tuesday.

West Virginia State Police were responding.

Eyewitness News has a crew headed to the scene. Stay tuned for updates on this developing story.



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