Police Investigating Bomb Threat At North Atherton Walmart
Update: Police deemed the building safe and the store reopened around 8 p.m. Tuesday night.
Police are investigating a bomb threat at Walmart on North Atherton Street, which was evacuated Tuesday afternoon, according to The Centre Daily Times.
Bomb sniffing dogs were inside the building around 6 p.m.
It’s believed the case is connected to a robbery at the SPE Federal Credit Union that happened shortly after the bomb threat was made. A man demanded money and left a package, which authorities called in a bomb squad to investigate, on the counter.
Police told the Centre Daily Times that the man was six-feet tall and wearing a purple dress, then left the scene on foot near Circleville Road.