Wal-Mart bomb threat investigated Saturday
By Howell Dennis
CROWLEY – For the second time in less than a month, a bomb threat was called in to area authorities, this time saying that there was a bomb inside the Wal-Mart on Oddfellows Rd.
Details were still sketchy as of press time. However, what is known is that the threat was called into the Crowley Police Department shortly before noon. Officials then received a bomb-sniffing dog from Calcasieu Parish to go through the store. By mid-afternoon the store had been searched, cleared and allowed to re-open.
Police and firefighters were busy controlling traffic and organizing the removal of employees and customers as confused people milled about on the store’s perimeter.
“We take these matters very seriously and with a gas station in front of the store all precautions are being taken,” said Crowley Chief of Police K.P. Gibson. “We are also evacuating all of the surrounding businesses just in case of any type of detonation. The matter remains very much under investigation.”
There will be more information provided in the next edition of the Crowley Post-Signal.