Silver Springs Walmart bomb threat
Evacuees wait while l enforcement investigates Walmart located at 4980 E Silver Springs Blvd, for a bomb threat. Jan. 7 [Code3Florida]
Law enforcement evacuated everyone from Walmart located at 4980 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala on Sunday, Jan. 7 to investigate a bomb threat. Employees were allowed to return to the store approximately two hours later.
Marion County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad cleared the building finding no bomb and no reported injuries by 2:45 p.m., according to spokesperson for Ocala Police Department.
Both MCFR and OPD scanners reflect that the call started at 12:44 p.m.
According to one person who refused to provide their name on the scene, an argument erupted at the pharmacy before the scare which may or may not have contributed to threat alert.
Traffic was backed up on Silver Springs for hours due to the threat.