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Gazette Premium Content Bomb threat prompts evacuation of Colorado Springs Walmart

By Matt Steiner Published: August 9, 2013
By Matt Steiner Published: August 9, 2013

The Walmart store on Platte Avenue in central Colorado Springs has been evacuated after a man called and threatened to "blow up the store," police said. Walmart management called police just before 1 p.m. Friday and reported the threat. Police said the store at 3201 E. Platte Ave. has been...

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The Walmart store on Platte Avenue in central Colorado Springs has been evacuated after a man called and threatened to "blow up the store," police said.

Walmart management called police just before 1 p.m. Friday and reported the threat. Police said the store at 3201 E. Platte Ave. has been evacuated as a precaution.

A sergeant at the Colorado Springs police Sand Creek substation said the man was apparently very loud and irate when he delivered the bomb threat.

No more details were available at 1:20 p.m.

Stay with gazette.com for updates.

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