Walmart Employee In Custody In Connection With Bomb Threat In Minnesota

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Mike Landis, a City of Republic’s Walmart employee, is now in custody after a bomb threat was made earlier tonight, reports the Ozarks First Station. The statement was made by the public information officer for the local police department.

Police are continuing to scan the building, and it is unclear how long it will take, reports the Ozarks crew.

Shoppers and staff members were evacuated from a Walmart territory in the City of Republic near Springfield, Missouri, following a bomb threat that came in around 6 p.m. today.

According to Ozark First, the threat was confirmed by the City of Republic. The evacuated crowd is reportedly standing in the parking lot near the Walmart, while the investigative teams were preparing to scan the building.

The Ozarks First station’s team has been reporting the ongoing situation since receiving calls from concerned residents.

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