Police: Walmart reopened after prank call of a bomb threat

Published: Nov. 13, 2011 at 3:20 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 5, 2011 at 5:40 PM EST
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HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) It was a scary night for shoppers at Walmart after police say someone called in a false bomb threat.

Lt Denis with Horry County Police said someone called 911 using a phone booth along 544, claiming that they had left a bomb in an area Walmart. The caller did not indicate which location but said the bomb was set to go off around 9 p.m.

The 911 center dispatched police to the Walmart in Conway because it was the closest location to where the call was made, but other Walmart locations were put on alert, Lt Denis said.

Denis added that they evacuated and searched the Myrtle Beach Walmart building right off of Highway 501 and even used the bomb detecting dogs, and nothing was found.

Horry County Police are continuing to investigate to find out who made the prank call. They say it is a high felony offense that carries serious consequences.

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