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Police: Walmart in Quincy evacuated after receiving shooting threat

Walmart in Quincy evacuated after receiving shooting threat
Posted at 2:45 PM, Aug 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-07 18:57:29-04

QUINCY, Fla. (WTXL) — The Walmart in Quincy was evacuated after receiving a shooting threat on Wednesday.

The Quincy Police Department confirmed that the Walmart in Quincy received a threat Wednesday.

Police say a customer told another customer that a person threatened to shoot up the store on Pat Thomas Parkway. Another customer overheard the conversation and informed management.

Lt. Gilyard with the Quincy Police said that no suspect has been identified.

QPD says that while the threat is non-credible, Walmart closed the store in abundance of caution, but the store has since been reopened.

Quincy Police say they will also be doing 24 hour surveillance for at least the next three days.

The incident at the Quincy Walmart also seemed to sparked an incident at the Walmart on North Monroe Street.

The Leon County Sheriff's office confirms that they responded to the Walmart in Tallahassee after someone called the store asking if the store was still open because the store in Quincy was not.

LCSO says an investigation revealed that there was no threat made to the Walmart on North Monroe and instead the employee who took the call misinterpreted what the caller was saying.