Editor's note: This story was updated at 8:40 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 with more information.
MOREHEAD CITY — Law enforcement officials cleared the scene at the Walmart Supercenter off Highway 24 at 6:34 p.m. Saturday after a bomb threat was made that morning.
Morehead City Police Lt. Trent Johnson confirmed to the News-Times around 7:30 p.m. the scene had been cleared and Walmart will remain closed the rest of Saturday evening. The store will reopen at 7 a.m. Sunday.
Officials from Morehead City and the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point Bomb Squad responded to the threat called in at 11:14 a.m. Saturday. The store was evacuated and the entrances blocked off so law enforcement could investigate.
"Officers arrived on scene and immediately began to evacuate businesses," Lt. Johnson said. "Once the building was cleared of all patrons and employees, we made contact with several agencies to assist us with this investigation."
This is still an ongoing investigation.
MOREHEAD CITY — The Walmart Supercenter off Highway 24 was evacuated around noon Saturday due to a bomb threat.
According to emergency scanner reports, all entrances are blocked and law enforcement have been called in to sweep the building. Morehead City police are assisting with controlling traffic in the area.
This is a developing report.