Walmart evacuated following bomb threat
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Walmart District Manager Patty Welch, left, and Zone Supervisor Jeff Carpenter give employees an update in the parking lot about the bomb threat and when they might be able to return to the store. SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News
Walmart District Manager Patty Welch, left, and Zone Supervisor Jeff Carpenter give employees an update in the parking lot about the bomb threat and when they might be able to return to the store. SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News
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The Bartow County Sheriff's Office, Bartow County Fire Department and Walmart officials were on scene Saturday at 101 Marketplace Blvd., after the business received a bomb threat.

According to Sheriff Clark Millsap, about 2:20 p.m. an unknown person called McDonald's located inside Walmart and reported that a bomb was inside the store and was going to explode in five minutes.

BCSO deputies and firefighters responded and assisted Walmart employees with evacuation of the store.

A BCSO explosives detection K-9 was called to the scene and assisted store personnel with searching the store. Nothing suspicious was located in the search and the store was re-opened just before 4:30 p.m.

A Walmart management representative declined to comment Saturday evening, referring all calls to marketing.

The caller is unknown and anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Bartow County Sheriff's Office or the Cartersville-Bartow County Crimestoppers Tipline at 770-606-8477.