Bomb Threat Interrupts Toccoa Wal-Mart

September 3, 2012

The Wal Mart in Toccoa Georiga was shut down Sunday morning, when authorities were notified of a bomb threat.  WGOG’s sister station, WNEG is reporting that the store notified authorities of the threat just after 11 am Sunday morning.  Toccoa Police Department Interim Chief Tim Jarrell says the Toccoa Police Department responded along with Stephens County Sheriff’s Office and the Toccoa Fire Department.  Jarell says the store was evacuated and a preliminary search was conducted but no suspicious packages or items were found.  Authorities used a bomb sniffing dog provided by the Rabun County Sheriff’s office, but the dog found nothing.  The store and surrounding area were re-opened to the public around 1pm.  No one was injured during the ordeal.  Toccoa authorities are continuing to investigate the threat.

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