UPDATE: PD Says Walmart Bomb Threat Was A Hoax

Police determine the bomb threat at the Anderson Walmart was a hoax.

Posted: May 29, 2018 4:32 PM
Updated: May 29, 2018 7:21 PM

ANDERSON, Calif.-- UPDATE 7:14 P.M.

Anderson Police said they responded to the Anderson Walmart on Rhonda Road at 4:00 PM for a report of a bomb threat.

Walmart management contacted SHASCOM dispatch to report receiving a phone call from a man who indicated a “bomb” was inside the store and that it would “blow up”.

Officers responded to the scene and met with store management and the employee who received the phone call. It was determined to be in the best interest of public safety to evacuate the store and surrounding businesses until further investigation could be completed.

Once the property was deemed safe, Police say employees and customers were allowed back in. 

Police say a further investigation into the original call revealed the threatening caller sounded like a younger, possibly teenage male, who would not provide his name, the type of device, the location of the device, or a reason he would want to detonate a bomb.

A criminal investigation has been initiated.


ANDERSON, Calif--According to the Anderson Police Department Facebook page, the Walmart and surrounding businesses have been evacuated as a precautionary measure for the public's safety.

Police are investigating a situation at the Anderson Walmart.

Temporary road closures should be expected in the area.

Action News Now has a reporter on the way.

We will update you as information comes into the newsroom.


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