CHANDLER, AZ - Police say a Walmart store in Chandler has been cleared Friday afternoon after a bomb threat.
Chandler police Sgt. Joseph Favazzo initially advised people to avoid the area of Pecos Road and Arizona Avenue.
Police got a call around 9:45 a.m. from a man claiming to be upset with Walmart over a shoplifting incident, Favazzo said.
The man reportedly said he was headed to Walmart with a bomb.
Favazzo said police bomb techs and canine units from Mesa, Tempe, Chandler and MCSO conducted interior and exterior sweeps.
The area was cleared and the store is back open.
It's unclear at this time if police have found the suspect.
Copyright 2013 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Click on the region names in the map below to see news from that region.
Things To Do
RIGHT NOW: Top Stories
The weather forecast is looking nice and cool as we start the work week. Warmer afternoon highs on the way by Wednesday.
The Peoria Police Department is using volunteers to help cut back on holiday crime by handing out report cards in busy parking lots.
So much for that sore right elbow. Carson Palmer didn't throw a pass in practice all last week, then completed practically every one he tried Sunday.
The Newlyweds are accused of luring the man through a "companionship" ad on Craigslist, and stabbing and strangling him to death.
Dozens of entries with hundreds of thousands of lights brightened the streets of Phoenix Saturday when the APS Fiesta of Light Electric Light Parade returned for the 27th straight year.