Bomb Threat Clears North Bergen Walmart, Proves Bogus

The Walmart store in North Bergen was evacuated due to a bomb threat that turned out to be a hoax on Wednesday, May 1, police tell Daily Voice.

Bomb threat clears North Bergen Walmart.

Bomb threat clears North Bergen Walmart.

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Two calls to the 2100 88th Street store were placed at approximately 1:45 p.m., saying that bombs were placed inside and "figure out how to disarm them," North Bergen Police Capt. Jorge Raposo tells Daily Voice.

A sweep of the store turned up negative for explosive or suspicious devices at 2:55 p.m., Raposo said. At 3:40 p.m., NBPD Capt. David Dowd said the threat was deemed a hoax and the store was expected to reopen at 4:15 p.m.

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