GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — A Walmart Supercenter here was evacuated for about 45 minutes Thursday morning after a bomb threat.
A large group of people, mostly employees, gathered around the Walmart sign on North Diers Avenue as they waited for permission to return to the store. Several of them were dressed in Halloween costumes. Other employees blocked off the parking lot entrances.
Grand Island Police Capt. Dean Elliott said that a bomb threat had been phoned in to the store and reported to police at 11:23 a.m. The building was evacuated, and store management walked through to look for anything suspicious, he said.
The management apparently gave the all-clear signal shortly after noon because everyone standing near the sign and in the parking lot entrances walked back toward the building.
Elliott said the incident is being investigated as a terroristic threat.