SECAUCUS AND BEYOND – Walmart in Secaucus was evacuated Thursday afternoon, for a second time this week, for a bomb threat that was called in to the store at 1:41 p.m. according to news reports. A search of the store by local police and firefighters did not turn up a bomb. The store opened after an hour.
This follows a similar incident that took place on Monday, July 31 when an anonymous bomb threat caused an evacuation according to local officials. The Hudson County Sheriff’s office says roughly 700 customers and employees were evacuated from the store in Secaucus on Monday after the threat was received around 2 p.m.
The threat was the latest in a string of such threats to stores across the country, starting Friday. Threats were called in to several stores in Kansas and Missouri over the past weekend.
The FBI is investigating the series of threats. Police would not say if they believe they are the work of one person or group, or copycats.