Harker Heights Sam's Club evacuated over bomb threat, nothing found

Some scary moments earlier after a bomb threat at the Sam's Club in Harker Heights forced police to evacuate the property just before lunchtime.

The Sam's Club in Harker Heights reopened Wednesday afternoon after it was evacuated over a bomb threat that was made Wednesday morning.

An unknown person called the store around 11:23 a.m. and said there was a bomb, according to Harker Heights Police Sgt. Steve Miller. At that point, the building was evacuated and a bomb-sniffing canine was dispatched from the nearby Killeen Police Department, Miller explained. The all-clear was given for customers to return around 12:25 p.m.

A spokesperson for Walmart, which owns Sam's Club, declined to elaborate further.

On Facebook, one customer who claimed to be in the store at the time of the evacuation, said she was forced to leave roughly $300 worth of food in her basket. Another customer told Channel 6 police made him leave as quickly as possible during the evacuation.

No bomb was found. Police were still trying to determine who the caller was, as of Wednesday afternoon.

© 2017 KCEN-TV


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