NJ Walmart stores targeted by bomb threats

Shoppers were rushed out of at least two Walmart stores in New Jersey following separate bomb threats at each location.

The first call came in at Walmart in East Brunswick around noon Monday afternoon. The police intervened and evacuated all shoppers and staff.

In a news release, East Brunswick police said they brought in bomb-sniffing dogs to search the entire store.

Police said nothing suspicious was found and the all-clear was given hours later. The East Brunswick store reopened around 3 p.m.

A separate threat was made against Walmart in the Watchung Square Mall on Monday morning, according to News 12.

This store was also evacuated and searched before the threat was deemed a hoax.

TAPintoRaritan Bay reported that another threat had been made against Secaucus’ Walmart.

Walmart stores have been the target of a series of bomb threats issued across the country in recent weeks.

Police have been called to locations in Hermitage, PA, and Avon, CT, over the past three weeks.

In each case, employees and shoppers were evacuated while police searched the stores.

Eric Scott is the senior policy director and anchor of New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at [email protected]

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