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Walmart stores in Arkansas, Texas cleared, reopened after bomb threats

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The Walmart in 100 block of Arkansas Boulevard in Texarkana, Arkansas was one of four store evacuated after receiving bomb threats Friday morning. The Walmart in 100 block of Arkansas Boulevard in Texarkana, Arkansas was one of four store evacuated after receiving bomb threats Friday morning.
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TEXARKANA, AR (KSLA) -

Walmart stores in Texas and Arkansas have been cleared and re-opened after receiving bomb threats Friday morning.

Officials say the stores in Ashdown, Arkansas, New Boston, Texas and both sides of Texarkana received bomb threat calls around 7 a.m. from "an unknown male advising a bomb was located inside the business and would detonate during a specific time."

Texarkana Arkansas and Texas-side police say all calls occurred within minutes of each other to businesses in the 4000 block of New Boston Road and 100 block of Arkansas Boulevard.  Both stores were evacuated and closed while a search was conducted by the store employees.

Firefighters also responded to the Atlanta, Texas Walmart as a precaution after receiving a call from Bowie County deputies that they may have been included in the threat.

No explosive devices were found at any of the locations. Police believe one person called all of the stores, and they are working to identify the caller.

If anyone has information about these crimes, they are encouraged to call 911 or Texarkana Crime Stoppers at 903-793-STOP.

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