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Bomb threat prompts evacuation of Mechanicsville Walmart

Bomb threat at Mechanicsville Walmart (Source: Hollie Matthews) Bomb threat at Mechanicsville Walmart (Source: Hollie Matthews)
MECHANICSVILLE, VA (WWBT) -

The Hanover Sheriff's Office is investigating after a bomb threat was called in to the Mechanicsville Walmart on Sunday.

The store, which is located off Bell Creek Road, was evacuated shortly before 5:00 p.m. The building reopened by 7:00 p.m., and investigators told NBC12 while the investigation is ongoing, there is no immediate threat at this time.

Another bomb threat was called in to the same store back in January, but nothing suspicious was found in that case either. Investigators later released surveillance photos of the suspects. Authorities don't believe the two cases are connected.

Anyone with information about either case is asked to contact the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at (804) 365-6140 or the Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.

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