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2 Walmart stores evacuated due to bomb threat

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Two Walmart supercenters in Newton County were evacuated Wednesday morning due to a phoned-in bomb threat. Two Walmart supercenters in Newton County were evacuated Wednesday morning due to a phoned-in bomb threat.
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Two Walmart supercenters in Newton County were evacuated Wednesday morning due to a phoned-in bomb threat.

Police say the call was received between 10:00 and 10:30 a.m.  That's when they learned of a bomb threat at one of the supercenters. They say both stores were evacuated as a precaution because the caller did not say which of the two stores were being threatened.

Authorities used K-9s in their search for a suspected bomb device.  Employees and customers were later allowed to return to the store after investigators gave the all-clear.

Both of the supercenters are located in Covington. One is one Salem Road at Brown Bridge Road and the other store is located on Industrial Boulevard near Interstate 20.


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