Crime

Lacey Walmart evacuated after bomb threat

The Lacey Walmart was evacuated for about 45 minutes Wednesday afternoon after a man threatened to detonate a bomb.

No bomb was found, and no one was injured, said Sgt. Dave Campbell of the Lacey Police Department.

Lacey police arrived at the store at 1401 Galaxy Drive NE just after 1 p.m.

Store employees reported that a man with two large backpacks had been walking around the store and became angry with an employee.

He told the employee that he had a bomb in his backpack and a detonator in his pocket.

The store was evacuated while police investigated. Police arrested the man but didn’t find a bomb in his backpack or in the store.

Amelia Dickson: 360-754-5445, @Amelia_Oly

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