- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 8, 2016

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Police say an anonymous shooting threat closed a central Pennsylvania Wal-Mart store that was targeted by bomb threats last year.

The Centre Daily Times (https://bit.ly/1U0HRQj ) reports the store in Patton Township was evacuated and then closed Monday night because of the threat.

Township police Sgt. Tyler Jolley says police responded about 10 p.m. after someone called saying they would “shoot it up.” The store closed until 6 a.m. Tuesday as a precaution.

A Canadian man is awaiting trial on charges he phoned in four bomb threats that forced the evacuation of the same store between Sept. 24 and Oct. 23.

Ontario Provincial police have charged that man with conveying a false message and say he faces up to two years in prison if convicted.


Information from: Centre Daily Times, https://www.centredaily.com

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