For the second time in four days, Wal-Mart in Secaucus was evacuated after a bomb threat.
Shoppers said the store was cleared out under police and fire fighter supervision after 1:30 p.m., around the same time as a similar evacuation on Monday. Police said a cellphone threat was received. No explosives were found and the store re-opened about an hour later.
The same store was emptied of shoppers on Monday but no explosive devices were found on the premises. Secaucus police have contacted the FBI about the threats.
The Hudson County Sheriff’s Office said around 700 people were evacuated from the store around 2:00 pm. on Monday. The building was searched by police and bomb-sniffing dogs before customers and staff were allowed to re-enter the store around 90 minutes later.
It was the latest in a trend of Wal-Mart bomb threats across the country. Wal-Marts in Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri have received fake bomb threats in the past week, forcing evacuations.
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