North Jackson Walmart evacuated after bomb threat

JACKSON, Tenn. — Several Jackson police cars surrounded the north Jackson Walmart Friday night.

Walmart employees were seen evacuating the store and entering the parking lot.

Multiple WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News viewers called our newsroom and said they were evacuated while shopping, and some Walmart entrances were blocked off.

Capt. Jeff Shepard of the Jackson Police Department said that a call was made to the store around 8:40 p.m. issuing a bomb threat, and the Walmart was then evacuated.

Authorities checked the building and spoke with the manager. The store reopened at 9:20 p.m.

JPD also said that these types of calls are not uncommon.

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