Rindge police investigating Tuesday’s bomb threat at Walmart

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Wednesday, December 27, 2017 7:52PM

Rindge police are investigating a reported bomb threat that occurred at Walmart Tuesday night.

Detective Rachel Malynowski said Wednesday morning that the threat was probably a hoax and that there was no threat to public safety. 

“We are investigating with the hope of bringing forward criminal charges,” said Malynowski, who said there is a person of interest in the case. 

Police were alerted of the bomb threat by a Walmart assistant manager at around 7:17 p.m. Malynowski said the department is not disclosing how the threat came in at this time, as the incident is still under investigation. 

The people inside Walmart had been evacuated prior to the arrival of the police and fire department, according to a police department press release. 

Members of the police and fire departments focused much of their attention on a men’s bathroom near the back of the building – where the threat was specified – but evidence of a bomb was found. 

After reviewing surveillance footage, police deemed that there was no threat to the public. Normal business operations were resumed after about an hour and ten minutes after police received the call. 

Anyone who may have information about the incident is encouraged to call Malynowski at 899-5009. 

Nicholas Handy can be reached at 924-7172 ext. 235 or nhandy@ledgertranscript.com. He is also on Twitter @nhandyMLT.