The Walmart in Shrewsbury reopened after a bomb threat closed it for several hours Thursday morning.

A note indicating a bomb threat found in the men's room of the Shrewsbury Walmart prompted the evacuation, according to state police.

An employee answering the store's customer service line said employees were allowed back in the store as of 10:50 a.m., and that the store reopened about 11:30 a.m.

Trooper Ed Asbury, a state police spokesman, said bomb-sniffing K-9 dogs checked the building and surrounding area, but nothing was found. The first police dog arrived on scene about 9:20 a.m.

Asbury declined to release the contents of the note.

A manager at Fractured Prune Doughnuts, located in the same Shrewsbury Commons shopping center as the Walmart, said the entrance road had been blocked off following the evacuation.

This is the same Walmart where a York Township man was shot by a state trooper at the entrance a month ago after the man allegedly used a sawed-off shotgun to rob the store pharmacy of four boxes of fentanyl patches, according to charging documents.

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