On Thurs., June 3, an unknown suspect contacted the Milford Walmart and informed them that there was a possible bomb in the store. According to Sergeant Robert Masten of the Milford Police Department, nothing was found after police searched extensively.
“We are currently investigating and do not have any people of interest at this time,” Sgt. Masten said. “It’s my understanding that other Walmart stores in the area have had similar threats called in as well recently.”
Walmart closed while Milford and other agencies investigated to be sure there was not a bomb in the store. It is not known if other stores in the area also closed as a precaution.
In addition to the Milford Walmart, a bomb threat was also called in to the Camden Walmart. Camden and the state police were investigating that incident when the call came in about the bomb in the Milford Walmart. A third incident occurred at a Walmart in Princeton, West Virginia at the same time.
Last week, bomb threats were called in regarding the North Salisbury while Cecil County police stated that there was a threat at a Walmart in their area as well last week.
Milford police were assisted by Carlisle Fire Company, Delaware Capital Police, Delaware State Police, University of Delaware Police, the U.S. Air Force, Wilmington Police and Newark Police. Anyone with information can call 1-800-TIP-3333 or submit the information online at MilfordPoliceDE.org/Tips.
Betsy Price is a Wilmington freelance writer who has 40 years of experience, including 15 at The News Journal in Delaware.
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