Bomb threat closed Springfield Walmart store

The building has been evacuated

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Walmart on Boston Road in Springfield was closed Wednesday night due to a bomb threat situation.

According to Dennis Leger of the Springfield Fire Department, calls about the bomb threat at the Walmart on 1105 Boston Road came in around 7:30 p.m. Engine 5, Chief 1 and the Arson and Bomb Squad responded.

Leger told 22News the building was evacuated while police looked into the situation.

The search team found nothing during the first search.

Leger said that State Police dogs were called in do a second search of the building.

Nothing was found, but the scene was not cleared until shortly before 10:00 P.M., which is when the store normally closes.