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UPDATE: RCMP investigating person of interest in Walmart threat

(UPDATE: November 15th @ 9 a.m.) — Kamloops RCMP say they are investigating a person of interest in the Walmart threats.

Threats were posted anonymously on a public Facebook page on Monday, February 13th and prompted the evacuation of the store.

<who>Photo Credit: NowMedia</who>

Kamloops RCMP say they have executed a search warrant at the home of a subject of interest.

"Numerous electronic devices were seized as part of the search warrant and the information stored on these devices will help police determine if this subject was involved in the threat," said Cpl. Jodi Shelkie in a media release.

The investigation is ongoing.

(UPDATE: November 13th @ 2:18 p.m.) - A NowMedia reporter at the scene says that staff has just been allowed back into the building.

It has not yet been confirmed what the threat was at the Kamloops Walmart.

A Walmart Manager says they are going to reopen to the public within the next hour.

(Original story, November 13th)

Today at approximately 12:10 p.m., RCMP were notified of a threat made to the Kamloops Walmart.

This threat was made on the internet on a public website and reported to the police by people monitoring the site.

<who>Photo Credit: NowMedia</who>

Kamloops RCMP consulted with Walmart Management and, as a precaution to ensure the absolute safety of customers and employees, the store was evacuated until it was proven safe.

Police officers are on scene and assisting Walmart Management in securing the business.

There have been no injuries or any physical threat found within the store. Once the premises have been thoroughly secured, customers will be allowed back in.



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