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Threatening call prompts Walmart evacuation

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A renovated Upstate Walmart store's sign. (File/FOX Carolina) A renovated Upstate Walmart store's sign. (File/FOX Carolina)
GREENWOOD, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Hundreds of shoppers at the Walmart in Greenwood had to abandon their shopping carts and evacuate the store Thursday night.

A representative for Walmart said they received a threatening call and contacted the Greenwood County Sheriff's Office along with local firefighters to help evacuate and close the store about 7:30 p.m.

Kayla Whaling, the spokesperson, said it took law enforcement about an hour to check the store and make sure everything was safe before the all clear was given. She said customers and employees were allowed back in with the help of officers.

Greenwood Today reported the evacuation was sparked after someone phoned in a bomb threat.

While Walmart stores were not closed on Thursday, Black Friday sales started at 8 p.m.

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