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Southridge Walmart reopens following bomb threat

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CHARLESTON, WV -

UPDATE:

The Southridge Walmart has reopened following a bomb threat about 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 17.

According to police, a caller told an employee that there was a person in the store with a bomb and a gun.

The West Virginia State Police, South Charleston Police Dept., and the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene.

The bomb squad cleared the scene without finding a threat.  Walmart was closed for about an hour during the threat.

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ORIGINAL:

People were forced to leave the Southridge Walmart after a bomb threat was reported. 

The building has been evacuated.  The South Charleston Police Dept. and Kanawha County Sheriff's Office responded to the call.  The KCSO bomb squad is on scene.

The parking lot to Walmart has been closed and evacuated.