Wilmington Walmart back open after bomb threat


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Walmart in Monkey Junction was evacuated after receiving what deputies say was a bomb threat Monday morning.

Employees redirected customer traffic while New Hanover County Sheriff deputies investigated.

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Wendy Benson said she was inside when employees told her to leave.

“I was picking up a few things and they came across the intercom and said ‘Please, employees and customers leave the building. There is an electrical problem,’ Benson said. “They said it like 3 or 4 times and then people starting going out.”

Spokesman Jerry Brewer said after sweeping the store, employees and customers were allowed back in.