Hasty evacuations took place at two New Jersey Walmart locations on Monday, with shoppers rushed to leave the store as police officers converged on the retail stores.
One incident occurred around noon at the Walmart in East Brunswick, with police evacuating all shoppers and staff out of caution. Bomb-sniffing dogs went around the entire store, but found nothing. The store reopened at about 3 pm.
A second bomb threat was made to the Walmart in Watchung Square Mall, with everyone evacuated before it too was deemed a hoax.
Yet a third bomb threat was made against a Walmart location in Secaucus, also deemed a hoax.
In the past several weeks, numerous Walmarts in the tri-state area have received bomb threats, none of which were anything but a hoax. Law enforcement officials are working to identify who is behind them.