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North Atherton Wal-Mart evacuated after threat

The North Atherton Place Wal-Mart was evacuated and closed Monday night due to a threat.

Someone said they would “shoot it up,” according to Patton Township police Sgt. Tyler Jolley.

It is unknown how the threat was made, and Jolley said police would investigate to try to identify a suspect.

Police were called to the scene at about 10 p.m.

Wal-Mart closed the store and decided to reopen at 6 a.m. Tuesday, according to signs taped on its doors.

The same Wal-Mart was the target of bomb threats made in 2015. A Canadian man was arrested after allegedly making seven bomb threats directed at the Wal-Mart in that case.

Andrew Wells-Scott, 20, was charged with four counts of conveying a false message by Ontario Provincial Police in Canada. He could face up to two years in prison if convicted.

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