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Police respond to bomb threat at Rockford Walmart

By Jim Hagerty

ROCKFORD — A bomb threat at a Rockford Walmart was a hoax, police officials said Thursday. 

Police say at about 1 p.m., Thursday, an employee at the Northridge Walmart received a phone call from an unknown person stating there was an explosive device in the store. Employees and customers were evacuated while officers from the Rockford and Loves Park police departments responded to call. No suspicious items were found. 

The case is still under investigation. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Rockford Police Department at 779-500-6551. R.

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