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Police Activity: Walmart 1301 N Victory Blvd.

August 27, 2019 02:01 PM

//////// FINAL UPDATE (Walmart, Burbank) 3:45 PM PDT ////////

 

Police on-scene have concluded their search and deemed the store safe for re-entry.

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//////// UPDATE //////// 3:10 PM PDT

Ongoing police investigation at Walmart in Burbank. Allied agency response with explosive detection dogs being deployed to search Walmart following phone call threat of an alleged explosive device inside the store.

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//////// UPDATE //////// 2:00 PM PDT

 

At about 1:20 PM, Burbank Police received a call from Walmart reporting that a suspicious phone call and perceived threat was received inside the store by an employee. At this time, the details of that threat are unknown, as Police Officers have not yet spoken to the employee who answered the call. Store management chose to evacuate the store prior to the arrival of police. We are working with store personnel to investigate this incident and determine the validity, type, and origin of the threat.

 

There have been no injuries reported/related to this incident.

 

Portions of the parking lot near Walmart have been closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic as a precaution, and to allow police officers to further investigate this incident.

 

The Burbank Police Department takes all threats seriously and investigates any threat, perceived or otherwise, to the fullest extent necessary to protect and ensure the safety of the public.

 

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Original Post:

 

Burbank Police are conducting an investigation at Walmart [1301 N Victory Pl] related to a suspicious phone call received by a store employee. As a precaution, the store and surrounding area is being closed to pedestrian and vehicle traffic.

 

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