Shoppers evacuated after reported bomb threat at Port Allen Walmart
PORT ALLEN – Workers and shoppers were briefly evacuated from the Port Allen Walmart Sunday afternoon.
Witnesses at the scene say the evacuation happened after a bomb threat was made. Port Allen Police responded to the scene and blocked the entrance to the building.
Workers at a nearby Cato clothing store say Walmart workers were pushed away from the building and shoppers were told to leave. Around 4:15 p.m., workers were allowed to re-enter the building.
Authorities have not released any information about the incident at this time.
This is a developing story. Stay tuned to WBRZ News 2 online and on Facebook and Twitter for updates as more information becomes available.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Ascension Parish student heading to national welding competition
Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy says he is against sending national guard troops...
In response to deadly car jacking, Louisiana lawmaker proposes bill increasing penalties
Crews on Amite River clearing decades of debris
Pastor discovers bullet holes in facade of Gus Young Avenue church