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.
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.
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.
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