- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 3, 2016

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - Police have found their suspect in a bomb threat that was called into the Columbus Wal-Mart.

The Columbus Police Department first reported the incident through its Twitter account at about 2:45 p.m. Monday. The store, after receiving a phone call about an alleged bomb, was evacuated as emergency responders searched inside.

There was no bomb. The Wal-Mart reopened at about 3:20 p.m.

Interim Columbus Police Chief Fred Shelton says an elementary-aged child called in the threat. He says calling in a bomb threat is normally a felony offense. However, a child has to be at least 15 to be charged with a felony.

The offense will be handled in the juvenile court system.

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