Skowhegan Walmart evacuated after second bomb threat in 6 days

Posted Feb. 04, 2014, at 3:58 p.m.

SKOWHEGAN, Maine — Police were forced to evacuate Walmart in Skowhegan for the second time in less than a week due to a bomb threat.

Like a threat that occurred on Jan. 28, a young man called the store shortly after 2 p.m. and reported a bomb was located in a men’s bathroom, said Skowhegan police Chief Ted Blais.

Blais said police were able to figure out that both calls came from the same phone number, so its likely both threats were called in by the same individual.

“We’re working on getting the court orders for the phone number,” Blais said. “We’ve got to do some work on that.”

A State Police bomb dog canvassed the scene and did not find any explosives, the police chief said.

The store was closed for a little more than an hour while authorities worked at the scene, Blais said.