Monument Walmart cleared following the evacuation for bomb threat

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MONUMENT, Colo. — The Monument Police investigated a bomb threat that happened Wednesday afternoon at the Walmart off Jackson Creek Parkway.

Police said around 2:19 p.m. there was a report about a possible bomb inside the Walmart.

An unknown man called out the threat over Walmart’s handheld radios, according to police. Walmart Asset Protection Manager stated the terminology used by the man, was not Walmart’s radio terminology and he did not recognize the male voice as a Walmart employee.

Walmart and police evacuated the building and could not locate a device.

A witness came forward stating she overheard a white man making the threat, described as being between the ages of 25-30 years old, 6’01” to 6’02”, slim build, wearing a long sleeve “desert camouflage” shirt or jacket.

After searching through camera footage, from several different cameras inside and outside the store, no one matching the description was located in the store during the time of the threat.

Tri-Lakes Fire, Monument Police Department, Palmer Lake Police Department, El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, and Colorado Springs Police Department responded.

Three EOD K-9’s went through the building to locate any potentially explosive devices and cleared the store of any possible threats.

Around 5 p.m. the police gave an all-clear and employees were allowed back into the building.

Shoppers were evacuated and the store was closed for several hours.

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