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Walmart, Chick-fil-A Evacuated Over Bomb Threat

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Posted at 3:38 PM, Jul 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-12 19:16:21-04

The Walmart and Chick-fil-A restaurant in Gallatin were evacuated due to a bomb threat.

Walmart received the threat around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, and called police.

The Gallatin Police Department responded to the call and helped both businesses clear everyone out. Walmart employees were allowed back in the building around 3:45 p.m.

The restaurant, however, remained closed. The entrance was blocked and the restaurant remained closed until about 6 p.m. when the scene was cleared. 

However, the investigation into the package continued and police were still seeking information about it’s origin.

The threat came on Chick-fil-A's Cow Appreciation Day. The promotional day gives free food to customers dressed as cows.

The promotion is very popular and often draws in large crowds to the restaurant.