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Bomb threat forces local Walmart to shut down

A bomb threat at a local Walmart caused it's closure and evacuation Tuesday.

The scare happened just after 11:00 Tuesday night at the wal-mart supercenter on Military Trail and Belvedere Road Road in West Palm Beach.  The 24-hour Walmart shut down for about three hours.

Police say a man called 911 and reported a bomb being placed inside the Walmart.  Palm beach County Sheriff's deputies and Palm Beach County Fire Rescue immediately responded to the scene, barricading every entrance to the store.

All the customers in the Walmart were evacuated to the gas station across the street.  After searching for just a couple of hours, the bomb squad did not find explosive devices on the premises.

There was also a bomb threat made to the Murphy's gas station in the parking lot at the Walmart. That also forced an evacuation at that gas station as well.

Things were back to normal as of Wednesday morning, and right now investigators are still trying to figure out who called 911 to place the bomb threat.

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