Police: No injuries after bomb threat evacuates North Bergen Walmart


While a bomb threat evacuated the North Bergen Walmart for a few hours on Friday night, the threat appears to have been unsubstantiated and no injuries were reported.

Photo via retailnetgroup.com.
Photo via retailnetgroup.com.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

On Friday, North Bergen police responded to Walmart on a report of a bomb threat at 7:40 p.m., according to Police Lt. Bronson Jusino.

Officers set up a secured perimeter and maintained the safety of the public by evacuating the building until it was deemed safe, police said.

The New Jersey State Police, Jersey City Police, NJ Transit Police, as well as the Hudson County and Bergen County Sheriff’s Offices, responded to the scene with K-9 unites, officials said.

While North Bergen police are still investigating the details of the incident, “there is no credible information that there are any threats,” Jusino stated.

The Walmart, which is open 24 hours a day, was reopened at 10 p.m. Friday, police said.

Our friends at HudPost captured a short cell phone video of the incident as it was unfolding from the perspective of someone who was inside the store at the time.

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