Bomb threat causes evacuation at Bellingham Walmart


BELLINGHAM — A bomb threat at Walmart caused the store to be evacuated Saturday afternoon, Nov. 16, according to the Bellingham Police Department and witnesses at the store.

Someone called in the bomb threat at about 2:30 p.m., trying to extort money from the business at 4420 Meridian St., according to the police activity log.

The caller spoke to a member of the store’s management team, who then called police. The store was evacuated for about 25 minutes while police investigated, said Walmart spokeswoman Betsy Harden.

No bomb was found and the extortion attempt failed, according to police, who gave the all clear for the store to reopen after the investigation.

No arrests were announced as of Monday afternoon.

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