Dozens of people were evacuated Friday night after a threat phoned into Walmart prompted the big-box retailer to order all customers out of the building and to contact the police.
Shortly after 8 p.m. Manteca Police received a call about an unspecified threat against the store at 1105 N. Main Street, and out of an abundance of caution, the decision was made to evacuate the store while police investigated the threat to determine its validity and determine the person who made it.
There were no injuries reported, and no physical damage to the store itself of its contents at the time that the store was cleared.
Unconfirmed reports from at least one Manteca official said that it was a bomb threat that was called in, and the Manteca Police Department’s bomb squad responded to the scene in the event that was something was discovered inside of the store.
No official word about the nature of the threat was disclosed by the police department as of press time. More information is expected to be released once the store is investigated and finally re-opened.
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