Evacuated Walmart back open after bomb squad called in Olathe - KCTV5

Evacuated Walmart back open after bomb squad called in Olathe

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OLATHE, KS (KCTV) -

Just days before stores are filled for the holiday-shopping rush, another local Walmart was evacuated and the bomb squad was called out to investigate.

Officers were called shortly before midnight Monday to the Walmart near Kansas 7 and 135th Street on a reported bomb threat.

When authorities arrived, they contacted an employee who reported they had received a call from an unknown person who stated there was a bomb in the store.

The store was immediately evacuated and the Olathe Fire Department K-9 was utilized to clear the interior of the store.

Police could be seen in the doorway of the store, as employees were standing in the parking lot waiting for the all clear.

The store was re-opened for business about 2 a.m. after nothing suspicious was located.

The case remains under investigation by the Olathe Police Department.

Anyone with information regarding the investigation is asked to call the Olathe Police Department at (913) 971-6950 or the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-8477.

At least eight Walmart stores across Missouri were evacuated last July after similar bomb threats.  Two of the stores were in the Kansas City area.

And again last month, another bomb threat was made at the Walmart in Raytown.  Click here to read that story.

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