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Springfield Walmart bomb threat a hoax, officials say

State Police said a bomb threat phoned in Wednesday night to a Walmart store in Springfield turned out to be a hoax.

“Nothing suspicious was found,” David Procopio, a spokesman for the agency, said shortly before 10:30 p.m.

The State Police bomb squad responded to the store at 1105 Boston Road. The store had been evacuated, officials said.

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The Springfield Fire Department, including the on-duty arson and bomb tech, responded to the store at 7:23 p.m.,said Dennis Leger, a spokesman for the fire department.

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A primary search of the store “turned up nothing,” Leger said in an email.

Two State Police K-9 units will conduct a second search of the property, he said.

A Walmart spokesman was not immediately available for comment Wednesday night.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Jake Johnson can be reached at jake.johnson@globe.com. Jacob Carozza can be reached at jacob.carozz@globe.com