SARALAND, Ala. (WKRG) — Saraland’s Police chief has confirmed to News 5 that the Saraland Walmart was on lock down due to a bomb threat.
A bomb threat was called in around 6:54 p.m. on Sunday. All customers were evacuated. A detective with Saraland Police tells News 5 it appears to be a fake threat. She says the building has been cleared and they are now allowing customers back into the building.
Officials say now they are working to find the person who made the call threatening to bomb the Walmart.
At 9:22 p.m. on Sunday Saraland Police released the following information:
On Sunday the 3rd of December 2017 at approximately 7:00 PM Saraland officers
responded to Walmart at 1095 Industrial Pkwy in response to a bomb threat. Walmart
management informed officers that they received an anonymous tip of a bomb in the
building. With the assistance of Saraland police, Walmart management evacuated their
building. Saraland officers cleared the building and found no sign of a bomb or any
physical threat. After ensuring that the scene was safe and secure, citizens and
employees were allowed back into the building at approximately 8:00 PM. Saraland
Police Department is investigating this incident.”