Woman arrested after bomb threat evacuates Shrewsbury Wal-Mart

STAFF REPORT

A woman was arrested after allegedly calling in a bomb threat Wednesday morning at the Wal-Mart in Shrewsbury Township, according to police.

York County Sheriff K9 Unit dog Dargo, 4, on scene of a confirmed bomb threat at Walmart in Shrewsbury, Thursday, May 5, 2016. Dawn J. Sagert  photo

Wal-Mart personnel called state police about 8:50 a.m. and reported a woman had just called their store to tell them a bomb would go off there at noon, according to a news release.

State troopers evacuated the Wal-Mart at 9:05 a.m. and brought in three bomb-sniffing dogs to search the store. Police said no bomb was discovered, allowing the business to resume normal operations.

A woman, who is not named in the release, was identified as the suspect and taken into custody about 10:30 a.m., the release states.

The York state police barracks' criminal investigation unit is conducting an investigation of the incident.

This same Wal-Mart location  received a bomb threat by way of a note in the men's bathroom last May. Police  found no evidence of a bomb during that investigation.