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Updated: Bomb Threat at Harrison Wal-Mart

By: Elizabeth Monte
Posted: Monday, December 24, 2012

A bomb threat came in earlier today at the Harrison Wal-Mart on U.S Hwy 65.

The hand written threat was found at 7:30 a.m. 

According to Harrison Fire Chief Marc Lowery, the store was evacuated and the Harrison Police and Fire Department as well as the Boone County Sheriff's Department began searching the building.  Nothing was found inside the facility. At that point, Lowery said crews turned the building back over to the Wal-Mart Manager. 

Lowery said he and his crews advised Wal-Mart to not open immediately, however the Wal-Mart Manager decided they would re-open. 

At 9:55 a.m., Lowery says the store is back open to the public.


Comments (13) - comment on this story

Just a Guy - 12/24/2012 9:41:12 AM
I hope the idiot gets caught
Missy - 12/24/2012 10:03:07 AM
Does anyone else find it incredibly disturbing that they went against the advisement of the fire chief and reopened anyways?
concerned - 12/24/2012 12:58:18 PM
Ridiculous, way to put all your customers, adults and children, in danger, by being greedy and reopening after being advised not to. And they wonder why all these incidents happen?
arkieran - 12/24/2012 1:04:31 PM
Seems like an offence to me--disobeying the authorities. Don't call the proper people next time--do it yourself and lose $5 in the meantime.
Del Stamper - 12/24/2012 2:55:33 PM
Del Stamper - 12/24/2012 3:14:07 PM
Think about it - 12/24/2012 9:06:31 PM
Walmart has a presumably state-of-the-art security and loss prevention set up.I'd bet they already know what the person leaving the note looks like.It's just a matter of time...
Just a girl - 12/24/2012 9:57:04 PM
You put Wal-Mart down for re-opening it's doors after a bomb threat and every thing was given the clear and go ahead from officials and the home office. You say that they put the lives of their employees and shoppers and their families in danger. Yet if they had not re-opened it's doors today so people could shop this Christmas Eve until 8p.m. then y'all would be bashing them for that. There is no pleasing the people in this town. Especially with the way most of you treat the employees there when is all they're doing is the job they where hired for. No one forces people to shop there. Try treating the employees with respect due to them. If you don't like the way things are done at Wal-Mart then go to the proper authorities of Wal-Mart that make the rules!!! The people working in the stores including the Management staff are doing what the home office tells them to do by the rules they set. Merry Christmas all!!!!!!!
Concerned - 12/25/2012 6:00:45 PM
To "Think about it" Wal Mart does NOT have a state of the art security system. They have secret shoppers and head security person who eats all day while sitting infront of computer screens looking for the average shoplifter. I wouldn't call that state of the art. Now to "Just a Girl" do you really think we would all be complaining about not being able to shop on Christmas Eve versus following safety and our loved ones being above ground instead of 6 feet under. The manager was clearly wrong in her decision!! Shame on her for being so greedy! Definitely makes me think differently about shopping there, since she clearly doesn't put the safety of the customers first!
fed up - 12/25/2012 7:13:22 PM
as an associate I will tell you that we were allowed to go home if we didnt feel safe, the customers apparently didnt care what had just happened because we had to have officers move them back from the doors so we the associates could get back inside, Its their choice to shop there, walmart put NOONE in danger, its the customers choice to come in the store.
Think about it - 12/25/2012 9:11:22 PM
"Concerned"It appears you're more 'concerned, with not being WRONG than accepting facts.According to witnesses,employees, police,fire and the newspaper report"No suspects were immediately identified, but Woodruff said a detective was on the case Monday morning, reviewing video surveillance footage and doing interviews." Walmart regularly identifies vehicles, vehicle tags,& shoplifters with their surveillance system,and prosecutes them with that evidence.NOT possible with a low end system. "Just a girl" and "fed up"...You're both absolutely right. And I suspect "concerned" is one of those impossible to please people referred to...Whose kids run amok through the store...
Some folks are never happy !! - 12/25/2012 9:50:43 PM
Very well said, "Think About It" If those folks are so upset with Wal-Mart, they certainly have the privilege to shop somewhere else...and I for one, hope they do!
Shar - 12/26/2012 4:36:00 AM
Does anyone else relate this to all the bomb threats at the schools? I hope they are investigating to see if any if the kids connected with those were in the store at the time
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