Bomb threat causes evacuation of Waynesboro, Pa. Walmart

September 30, 2011

Workers and customers were evacuated Friday night from the Walmart store in Waynesboro, Pa., after employees discovered a bomb threat, according to Washington Township police.

Officer Kenneth Knopp said police were called to the scene, but Walmart officials had decided to evacuate the store.

The incident was reported at 8:15 p.m. according to a Franklin County 911 dispatcher.

Pennsylvania State Police were also called to assist and had arranged for five bomb-sniffing dogs to search the store, Knopp said.

"It does not look to be credible at this point," he said of the threat.

By 11 p.m., all five dogs had entered the building. He said the dogs would search the entire store before anyone would be allowed back inside.

No further details were immediately available about the nature of the bomb threat.

Blue Ridge Summit Fire and Rescue and Waynesboro Fire Police were also on the scene.

— Kate S. Alexander

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