Mississippi Walmart evacuated, searched after bomb threat; one person detained
Published 9:39 pm Sunday, January 31, 2021
A Mississippi Walmart store was evacuated and search Sunday night after someone claimed a bomb was inside and one person was detained as a person of interest in the threat.
The store, located in Oxford, Mississippi, was closed by police and thoroughly searched with explosives-sniffing dogs.
The Oxford Police Department deemed Walmart safe after a complete search of the store was performed on Sunday evening. Walmart management stated the store will remain closed for the rest of Sunday.
According to a tweet from the Oxford Police Department, one person of interest was taken into custody as of 4:31 p.m.