Walmart bomb threat under investigation

St. Marys Police Department is investigating a bomb threat that triggered the evacuation of Walmart Friday afternoon in St. Marys.

A suspect or person of interest has not been identified, according an SMPD press release.

Staff reported that a man delivered the threat — saying he had a bomb and would blow up everyone — over the store’s walkie talkie system that is used for internal communications between staff.

SMPD, St. Marys Fire Department, Camden County Sheriff’s Office and Camden County Fire Rescue responded at about 3:32 p.m. after management notified the 911 center.

Officers set up a safety perimeter and searched the store after it had been evacuated to make sure no one was left inside.

Three explosive ordnance detection dogs from CCSO and the U.S. Coast Guard also searched the building. The dogs did not alert on anything and no suspicious packages were found.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about the threat is asked to contact SMPD Lt. Johnny Guy at (912) 510-0436, (912) 467-8310 or Johnny.Guy@stmarysga.gov.

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