Walmart evacuated following threat

Crossett police officer guard the entrance to the Crossett Walmart after it was evacuated when a bomb threat was called in Tuesday. A police search did not discover any explosives.

The Crossest Walmart was briefly evacuated after someone called in a bomb threat Tuesday morning.

Crossett Police J.W. Cruce said the Crossett Police Department was notified of the threat at approximately 11:55 a.m. Jan. 28.

The Crossett Police Department, the Ashley County Sheriff’s Office and the Crossett Fire Department responded.

Cruce said a bomb detection canine and handler arrived from Union County Sheriff’s Department and they searched the store with the help from local law enforcement and Walmart personnel.

“There were no  bombs or suspicious packages found,” Cruce said.

The store was reopened at approximately 1:55 p.m. Tuesday.

Ashley County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Josh Pollock said that the Crossett Police Department had the phone number that the call was made from and would be investigating further.

He declined to say whether the phone number was a land line or cell phone.

The incident remains under investigation.

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