GREER, SC (FOX Carolina) – Greer police said they were called to investigate a report of a man walking into the Walmart Supercenter on Wade Hampton with a gun in his hand Thursday afternoon, but the investigation revealed he was only carrying sunglasses.

Police said they were called to the store around 12:35 p.m.

“Officers arrived shortly thereafter to search for the subject,” Lt. Patrick Fortenberry stated in an email. “Out of an abundance of caution officers did not allow any additional customers to enter the store until this incident could be investigated.”

Fortenberry said they reviewed surveillance footage and determined the man did not have a gun in his hand.

“… CCTV footage showed the subject had a pair of sunglasses in his hand,” Fortenberry said.

Police continued to look for the man in the store but later learned he had left before police arrived.

“There was no danger to the customers or employees as a result of this incident,” Fortenberry said.

Managers at the store said the store was open for business and safe.

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