Bomb Threat led to Brooksville Walmart evacuation

Photography by CHERYL CLANTON

The Brooksville Police Department and Hernando County Sheriff's Office responded to the Walmart on 41 in Brooksville. Employees and customers were evacuated from the building. Photos were taken at noon on July 12, 2017. At 11:29AM July 12, The Brooksville PD alerted HCSO to a bomb threat.

UPDATE: The following information was provided by the Brooksville Police Department:
"Today at 11:33am, the Wal-Mart Supercenter located at 7305 S. Broad Street received an unspecific bomb threat. As a precaution the building was evacuated while an investigative sweep of the building was conducted.
Contact was made with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement FUSION Center and they reported no active local threats. The building is now secured and re-opened as we continue to investigate and identify the caller."

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