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Gresham Road Walmart in DeKalb reopens after reported bomb threat

The DeKalb Police Department confirmed just after 6 p.m. that officers had given the all-clear.
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Gresham Road Walmart on June 29, 2020

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — A metro Atlanta Walmart has been given the all-clear after an alleged bomb threat on Monday afternoon.

DeKalb County Police confirmed around 5:20 p.m. that they were working the scene at the Walmart at the corner of Gresham Road and Flat Shoals Road.

By 6:12 p.m., police said the store had been cleared and had also reopened. Police still haven't released any details about how the threat came in or what type of explosive the threat mentioned - if anything in particular. 

During the investigation, the 11Alive SkyTracker flew to the scene and saw that many of the parking spaces were empty except for a ring of law enforcement vehicles.

The store is located just north of I-20 in eastern DeKalb County just north of the Gresham Park neighborhood.


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