St. Anthony Walmart Reopens After Bomb Threat

Posted at: 02/22/2014 3:53 PM
Updated at: 02/22/2014 5:24 PM
By: Megan Stewart

We are learning new details about an incident at the St. Anthony Walmart in Minneapolis on Saturday.

According to St. Anthony police, a man with a south or east African accent called the store and demanded several gift cards with high dollar values. He said if they were not prepared for him a bomb would go off in the store.

Several people reported being in the store, located at 3800 Silver Lake Road Northeast, when an employee came on the loudspeaker and asked everyone to leave due to an emergency around 2:45 p.m.

Bomb sniffing dogs from the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office were called in. The canine units did not find anything and the store was able to reopen around 4 p.m.

Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to contact the St. Anthony Police Department at 612-782-3350.