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Local Walmart evacuated Monday morning due to bomb threat

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Local Walmart evacuated Monday morning due to bomb threat

By Jonah Kaplan. CREATED Sep 16, 2013 - UPDATED: Sep 16, 2013

WEST MILWAUKEE - Workers have been walked back into a Walmart more than two hours after they were evacuated for a bomb threat.

For the second time in two months, Walmart managers evacuated their store because of a bomb threat.

Joey Marx, a manager at the store on 41st and Greenfield Ave, tells TODAY'S TMJ4 he received the threat via phone call at 10:18 a.m.

He then followed protocol and called a "code blue" over the loud speakers, which prompted employees to ask shoppers to leave the building.

Marx wouldn't confirm numbers, but one employee said there were around 100 shoppers and 200 employees evacuated.

At this time police continue to await the bomb squad and are blocking the entrances.

Jonah Kaplan

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Originally from Philadelphia, Jonah Kaplan loves the culture, character and pride of Milwaukee. He's won top awards for his reporting of breaking news and severe weather.