Seaboard Street Walmart evacuated due to bomb threat

Seaboard Street Walmart evacuated due to bomb threat

Myrtle Beach, SC (WMBF) – The Walmart on Seaboard Street was evacuated early Saturday morning.

At approximately 4:20 a.m., Myrtle Beach Police Department was called to the Seaboard Street Walmart in response to a bomb threat.

The unknown caller said that there were 50 bombs placed inside Walmart and if $10,000 wasn't placed at the front door in 10 minutes the bombs would explode, according to the police report.

The caller was supposedly the one who placed the bombs inside the shopping center and advised that a seven man team was in route. The police report stated that the caller was a male and had a Middle Eastern accent.

The manager of Walmart was on scene and evacuated the employees and customers to the outside parking lot and some of the employees did a final sweep of the building to make sure no one else was inside.

All employees were accounted for and approximately 35 minutes after the call was made, no bombs detonated nor did a seven man team arrive at Walmart, as stated by the police report.

The employees stated that they had not seen anything suspicious.

Police made the decision that it was okay for the employees and customers to return inside Walmart since the threat didn't appear to be credible.

If you have any further information, please contact the Myrtle Beach Police Department by calling (843) 918-1300.

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