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Bomb Threat Prompts Evacuation Of Temecula Walmart

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TEMECULA (CBS) — A bomb threat prompted the evacuation of employees and customers inside a Walmart in Temecula, the sheriff’s department reported Sunday.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Don Fortney said authorities received a call reporting the possible threat at the Walmart in the 22000 block of Temecula Parkway about 7:15 p.m. Saturday.

The store was evacuated and the employees and customers were moved to a safe location while authorities investigated the threat.

“The business was searched and a suspicious package was located near the front of the store,” Fortney said. “The Hazardous Device Team later determined the package was not harmful.”

Two bomb-sniffing dogs went through the store and did not find anything suspicious, Fortney said.

Investigators were trying to track down the identity of the caller. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Temecula Police Department at (951) 696-3000.

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