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Secaucus Walmart Evacuated For Second Time In 3 Days

Walmart (file / credit: YURI CORTEZ/AFP/GettyImages)

Walmart (file / credit: YURI CORTEZ/AFP/GettyImages)

SECAUCUS, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Authorities said a northern New Jersey Walmart store that received a bomb threat three days ago has been evacuated again.

Police officials told The Record of Woodland Park that the Walmart at the Harmon Meadow Cove shopping plaza in Secaucus was evacuated around 1:50 p.m. Thursday.

Police have not yet said what prompted Thursday’s evacuation.

The same Walmart was evacuated three days ago after a bomb threat was phoned in. About 700 people were evacuated from the store around 2 p.m. Monday. A search found no explosives or other incendiary devices.

Authorities were investigating whether the New Jersey incidents were related to at least a dozen similar threats that have been received at Walmarts in Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri in recent days.

No explosives were found in those incidents.

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