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December 18, 2015

Again: Wal-Mart evacuated second time due to threat

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This image shows the Walmart at 605 Conchester Highway in the Boothwyn section of Upper Chichester, Delaware County.

For the second day in a row, a Wal-Mart in the Boothwyn section of Upper Chichester, Delaware County,  was hit with a bomb threat.

The Saturday threat was delivered in person by a man who walked into the store with a woman, announced the threat, and then left, according to NBC10.

The Threat was made around 6 p.m. The store was evacuated and searched and cleared.

Shoppers and employees at a Wal-Mart in the Boothwyn section of Upper Chichester, Delaware County, were ordered to evacuate the store because of a bomb threat, 6ABC reported Friday night.

The first incident began at about 9:30 p.m. Friday. Police said the threat was phoned in.Early Saturday morning, officials gave the scene the "all clear."

A helicopter equipped with thermal imaging technology and K9 units were dispatched to Larkins Corner Shopping Center, according to reports. Authorities also stopped traffic from entering and exiting the shopping center's parking lots.

Initial reports were a suspicious package had been found near a car and another said a person had climbed to the roof of the Wal-Mart. Investigators on the scene reportedly determined the package was not dangerous. No one was found on the roof of the Wal-Mart or any of the other stores at the shopping center.

Police and helicopters also reportedly searched another retail location less than two miles away at 3294 Chichester Avenue.

No arrests have been made in either case. 

The man who allegedly threatened the store Saturday is described as a male in his mid-30s wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and a heavy-set build.