Bomb threat reported at Walmart

Walmart Supercenter on Seymour’s east side was closed for about an hour Wednesday because of a bomb threat.

The threat was called into the store at 2:25 p.m., and company officials immediately cleared the store of customers and employees, said Chief Bill Abbott of the Seymour Police Department.

The caller said the bomb was set to go off in a given amount of time, and police from several agencies allowed an additional amount of time after that expired before entering and sweeping the building, Abbott said.

At the end of that search, employees were allowed to return, and the store reopened, he said. The store was closed for about an hour.

A secondary search using an Indiana State Police dog also was conducted at that time, Abbott said.

He said store employees, including manager John Taylor and assistant manager Steve Garvey, followed company procedures during the process and did everything police asked them to do.

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Aubrey Woods is editor of The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at or 812-523-7051.