Walmart, 8800 Kingsridge Drive, Miami Twp. Sunday July 24, 2016. (Contributed)

Walmart reopens after phoned-in bomb threat

Second bomb threat at location in just over 2 months

UPDATE @ 8:25 p.m.

For the second time in two months, a bomb threat forced the evacuation of a Miami Township Walmart.

Around 3:10 p.m. Sunday, police were dispatched to the Walmart at 8880 Kingsridge Drive in Miami Township after the store received a threat.

Miami Township Police Sgt. Julie Feibig said the store directly received the threat from an anonymous source and immediately contacted police.

Out of caution, police said they evacuated the store while agencies from surrounding jurisdictions responded to assist with K9 officers.

Feibig said the threat was ruled as unfounded and no suspicious devices or people were found.

The store was allowed to reopen around 6 p.m.

In May, a bomb threat was found written in the bathroom of the same Walmart, and forced an evacuation. No suspicious devices were found after that threat.

UPDATE @ 5:55 p.m.

Walmart by the Dayton Mall is back open after police were called to the store because of a called-in bomb threat.

WHIO’s Caroline Reinwald reports that officers were breaking down caution tape and leaving the scene. Cars were being allowed in to park in the lot and shoppers were going inside.

UPDATE @ 4:30 p.m.

Police have cordoned off Walmart by the Dayton Mall and the store has been evacuated as the search is underway for a possible bomb on the property.

Witness Lisa Cawood said a K-9 unit is on scene and officers are walking around the Walmart property. Cawood said Miamisburg officers are blocking traffic from entering the area.

A bomb-sniffing dog has been requested to respond to the scene, according to the sergeant at the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center.

We’ll update this story as more information becomes availiable.

EARLIER

A woman called the store and reported there was a bomb inside Walmart, 8800 Kingsridge Drive, according to the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center.

Police responded and are evaluating whether there is anything to the threat.

People are calling the newsroom and reporting that no customers are being allowed in the store.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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