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Spotsylvania Walmart reopens over bomb threat

Walmart and at least a dozen other business at the Southpoint Shoppes center in Spotsylvania were evacuated due to a bomb threat on Black Friday. (Source: NBC12) Walmart and at least a dozen other business at the Southpoint Shoppes center in Spotsylvania were evacuated due to a bomb threat on Black Friday. (Source: NBC12)
Walmart and at least a dozen other businesses at the Southpoint Shoppes in Spotsylvania were evacuated due to a bomb threat on Black Friday. (Source: Twitter/Daamiaa) Walmart and at least a dozen other businesses at the Southpoint Shoppes in Spotsylvania were evacuated due to a bomb threat on Black Friday. (Source: Twitter/Daamiaa)
FREDERICKSBURG, VA (WWBT) -

Walmart and at least a dozen other business at the Southpoint Shoppes center in Spotsylvania were evacuated due to a bomb threat on Black Friday.

The anonymous phone call came in at 2:08 p.m. forcing hundreds to evacuate the stores. Police closed down Southpoint Parkway as they brought in a K-9 unit to investigate.  Several hundred people had to be evacuated. "The Walmart personnel, the store personnel, and sheriff's deputies were able to get everybody out very orderly and very quickly," says Captain Jeff Pearce with the Spotsylvania Sheriff's office.

The shoppers were allowed to return to the stores three hours later after police found nothing suspicious.

The criminal investigation division is looking into who made the call. The caller could face charges, if police can find them. There have been protests at other Walmart stores across the country, but the Spotsylvania Sheriffs Office does not believe this is related.

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