Olathe Walmart Evacuated for a Time Due to Bomb Threat


OLATHE, Kan. — Authorities are investigating after someone called in a bomb threat to an Olathe Walmart store late Sunday night.

According to Olathe Police, Walmart employees at the store at 395 N. K-7 Highway reported receiving a call from someone claiming that there was a bomb inside the store shortly before midnight on Sunday.

The store was immediately evacuated, and the store was searched for explosives. Police say that no suspicious devices were found, and the store was allowed to reopen around 2:00 a.m.

There is no word on any suspects in the case. Anyone with information about the bomb threat is asked to call the Olathe Police Department at (913) 971-6950, or the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.

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