The Batesville Police Department responded to a bomb threat at Walmart Supercenter (Store 119) located at 3150 Harrison Street at approximately 7:50 p.m. Monday. According to a press release from the Batesville Police Department, a male caller contacted the store and while speaking to a Warmart Associate stated he was going to blow the store up.

The store and surrounding businesses were shut down and evacuated; Explosive Detection K-9’s from North Little Rock Police Department responded to the scene. The area was searched, no explosives were detected by the K9 teams and the area was then released back to the businesses.

In the press release, Batesville Police Chief Alan Cockrill wrote that he thanks “...the North Little Rock Police Department for sending the K9 Teams, Batesville Fire Department, Arkansas State Police and Vital Link Ambulance Service for having personnel on standby. Also all the Warmart associates for their patience and understanding while working through the process with law enforcement.”

The investigation is on-going no suspect or persons of interest will be named unless charges are prepared to be filed by the prosecuting attorneys office.

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