Shooting threats force evacuations at KC-area Walmart stores - KCTV5

Shooting threats force evacuations at KC-area Walmart stores

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GLADSTONE, MO (KCTV) -

Police have a man in custody after the threat of a shooting forced the evacuation of several Walmart stores in the metro.

Three area Walmart stores, located in the Northland and Independence, were evacuated after the man made the threats of violence sometime after midnight Wednesday.

According to police, the man would call to make a threat, and once police arrived and found nothing suspicious, he would call and make a threat at another location.

The third call, that concerned an Independence Walmart located on East 39th Street South and South Bolger Road, just west of Highway 291, happened shortly after 2:45 a.m. Nothing was found.

Police were able to find the man by tracing a TracFone cell phone he had in his possession. He was arrested shortly after 5 a.m.

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