"All Clear" After Bomb Threat at Grand Forks Wal-MartAt approximately 6:45 Friday Grand Forks police responded to a call from Wal-Mart on 32nd Ave South to a bomb threat in the toy department. We have a reporter on scene and we will have more details as they come in. Tune in to news at ten for the latest.
By: WDAZ Staff Reports, WDAZ
Wal-Mart in Grand Forks was evacuated after a bomb threat was called in to the store's toy department around 6:40 pm.
Things have gotten back to normal at the Grand Forks retailer, but the scene was pretty chaotic earlier this Friday night. Although The bomb threat turned out to be a false alarm, it caused plenty of fear and confusion.
Carrie Linder, Dawson Moehrle: "We were in Sams Club checking out and all of a sudden over the loud speaker they were like we need to evacuate because there's been a bomb threat and everybody needs to leave. So he started crying."
Police immediately evacuated the jam-packed parking lot and spent hours turning cars away. Carrie: "They were like rushing out, pushing people out of the way. And the employees were running out almost before us."
Even with the mad dash to the doors, some customers were still able to check out.
Carrie: "They were trying to get people out really fast so I mean the people that were going through the checkout still got to checkout so that I didn't understand because they should have been like you know you have to leave your carts."
Everyone made it out safely, but not without being frightened. Wal-Mart opened back up shortly after 8:00 and police found no suspicious objects.
Police say it was a male subject that called in the threat. Anyone with information is asked to call the Grand Forks police at 787-8000.