Store Cleared in Odessa After Bomb Threat Was Called In

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA – New details have been released in connection with a bomb threat at an Odessa store.

Odessa Police have confirmed to NewsWest 9 that the Wal-Mart on 42nd and JBS Parkway has been cleared.

On Thursday afternoon, Police say a bomb threat was called in by a man to Wal-Mart and Odessa 911 at 1:18p.m. threatening to detonate a bomb. 

Wal-Mart decided to evacuate the store at 3:00p.m.

The Odessa Police Bomb Squad was called in to investigate.

No word if any suspicious packages were found.

Wal-Mart hopes to reopen after 7:00p.m. on Thursday night.

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