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Mt. Juliet Walmart Reopened After Bomb Threat

Posted: 3:08 PM, Feb 04, 2016
Updated: 2016-02-04 23:51:30-05
Mt. Juliet Walmart Evacuated Over Bomb Threat
Mt. Juliet Walmart Evacuated Over Bomb Threat
Mt. Juliet Walmart Evacuated Over Bomb Threat

Officials with the Mt. Juliet Police Department have identified two juveniles responsible for a Walmart bomb threat.

The store was reopened around 4 p.m.after it was evacuated due to the bomb threat.

Police received two calls about a threat at the store on Pleasant Grove Road around 2:40 Thursday afternoon.

Officials with the Mt. Juliet Police Department posted this message on Twitter.

Mt. Juliet Police and the Lebanon Emergency Services Unit responded to the store to investigate.  The store was evacuated, and officers secured the parking lot and area around the store for safety. Bomb detector dogs from Lebanon Emergency Services Unit entered the store, and determined no bomb was present.

The store was reopened around 4:20 p.m. Using technology and information from Walmart, detectives tracked down a 10 and 11-year-old, who phoned in the bomb threats as a prank.