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Bomb scares investigated Thursday at Bismarck Walmart, post office

Bomb scares investigated Thursday at Bismarck Walmart, post office


The Bismarck Police Department responded to potential bomb scares Thursday that turned out to be false alarms.

The south Walmart store was evacuated after a bomb threat was called in, said Bismarck Police Sgt. Tim Sass. Police walked through the store and determined there was no threat, he said.

Walmart received the call about 8:45 p.m. Thursday and police gave the all-clear after the store had been evacuated for about an hour, said Walmart spokeswoman Tara Aston.

Police also responded to a report of a suspicious backpack reported Thursday night at the Bismarck post office. Officers took the report seriously, but determined the bag contained a pair of jeans someone had left behind, Sass said.

The reports come days after Legacy High School in north Bismarck had four bomb threats in two days.



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