Bomb Threat Forces Evacuation of Kenton’s Walmart

Posted on August 21, 2020

A bomb threat forced an early closure at Kenton’s Walmart Thursday evening.


According to information from the Kenton Fire Department, firefighters were called to the building at around 5:30.


All shoppers and employees were evacuated and the building was secured.


The Allen County Bomb Squad was dispatched, and bomb sniffing dogs conducted a sweep of the building but nothing was found.


Employees were allowed back in at around 8:30, but the store remained closed for the evening.


No information is being released at this time as to how the bomb threat was received.


The incident remains under investigation.

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