BROWNWOOD, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – The Brownwood Police Department investigated a threat at Walmart Saturday night.
Brownwood Communications received a phone call at 9:15 p.m. on Saturday from a male who made threats towards Walmart employees and customers, according to a press release sent to Brownwood News.
The following statement was released just before 10:00 p.m. by the Brownwood Police Department:
“We received a 911 call about half an hour ago of someone threatening violence at Walmart. Officer Weaver responded and we’ve met with employees and we’re now just going through the building to make sure everything is safe. We’re keeping it closed until we know everyone is all right.”
As per a Home Depot employee nearby, the police advised the Home Depot store to lock down during the investigation.
The Brownwood Police Department, Brown County Sheriff’s Office, Early Police Department, State Park Police, Brownwood Fire Department and AMR ambulance service responded to the threat. Crews evacuated the building and conducted a thorough search.
The inspection was completed at about 1:00 a.m. and no threat was found. There is no indication of a potential threat at this time. Brownwood PD would like to express gratitude to the community for their cooperation and patience and encourage residents to report any suspicious activities.