Local Sam’s Club store evacuated after bomb threat

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Published: Dec. 6, 2017 at 12:19 PM CST
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The Sam’s Club store in Harker Heights was evacuated late Wednesday morning and a Killeen police K-9 unit was requested, after the story received a bomb threat.

Employees and customers were standing in the parking lot of the store at 600 West Central Texas Expressway as a light rain fell.

Police blocked off store entrances and officers were inside investigating.

By around 12:30 p.m., it appeared customers were being allowed to go back into the store.

The threat was reported to Harker Heights police just before 11:25 a.m. Wednesday.

The caller said there was a bomb in the store and then hung up, police said.

Within about an hour, with the help of the bomb-sniffing dog, police cleared the building.