Threat Temporarily Closes Walmart, Nothing Found

WOODLAND PARK, Colo. (AP) – A bomb threat prompted the evacuation of employees and customers of a Woodland Park Walmart for about four hours as police and federal agents checked for explosive devices but found none.

Woodland Park police dispatch supervisor Karen Glenn says the threat arrived around 8:30 a.m. Friday during one of the busiest shopping days of the holiday season. Police from Colorado Springs as well as agents with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Bureau responded.

A check of the store that included the use of a bomb sniffing dog found nothing.

Walmart Stores Inc. spokeswoman Ashley Hardie says the store reopened at 12:30 p.m.

The threat in Colorado was one of two bomb threats at Walmart stores across the country Friday. The other was in Bentonville, Ark.

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