East county Walmart open for business after bomb threat hoax

EL CAJON (CNS) – An East County Wal-Mart store was opened for business as usual today following an apparent bomb hoax that led to the busy store being closed for awhile, authorities said.

A man called the store at 13487 Camino Canada around 6 p.m. Wednesday and whispered to a worker that he had planted a bomb, according to San Diego County sheriff's Sgt. Curt Goldberg.

The manager of the store called authorities, and the store was evacuated, Goldberg said.

Several search teams of deputies and Wal-Mart employees were organized to look through the building but no suspicious devices were found, he said.

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