Note leads to bomb scare at Starkville Walmart

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) – Several agencies, including the FBI, were on scene at the Starkville Walmart after a bomb threat Tuesday afternoon.

Starkville Police Chief Frank Nichols said a customer found a note with a threat stating that a bomb would go off at a certain time.

The customer turned the note into a Walmart employee.

The store on Highway 12 was evacuated. Police searched inside the store, the parking lot and vehicles, but didn’t find anything.

Nichols said the threat is not credible, but police are reviewing video from around the area hoping to charge whoever is responsible.

“We take this very seriously. When you’re threatening someone’s safety like that, it’s not a laughing matter, so we take this very serious,” said Chief Nichols.

MSU Police and the Columbus Air Force Base brought in their bomb-sniffing dogs. The U.S. Marshals Office and ATF also responded to the incident that remains under investigation.

The store was closed for about three and a half hours during the investigation and has since reopened.

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