Bedford Wal-Mart evacuated due to prank bomb threat

BEDFORD – The Bedford Wal-Mart was evacuated due to a bomb threat Friday night that was transmitted over the in-store radio system.

“I was at the self check out, getting ready to pay for my groceries when they called out a Code Brown and asked us to evacuate the store,” said Josh Atchison a Wal-Mart customer who was in the store at the time of the incident.

Several officers with the Bedford Police Department searched the building. The store was reopened within an hour of the call which was around 8:09 p.m.

“This was a similar incident as before. Except this time an employee overheard someone mention a bomb threat on the store radio. The store was evacuated and cleared. This appears to be another prank by someone who has the same radio frequency as Wal-Mart, ” said Bedford Police Chief Terry Moore.

The Bedford Wal-Mart was evacuated back in January when someone used the store’s radio frequency after a manager overheard on the store radio that a woman was being held at gunpoint on aisle 14.

It was determined that both of these incidents were pranks.