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Bomb threats cleared in city
A Hinesville Police Department patrol vehicle blocks the entrance to the store's parking lot during an alleged bomb threat Thursday. - photo by Lewis Levine

The bomb threat at the Hinesville Walmart has been cleared as of noon today, according to Hinesville Police Detective Lt. Loyd Slater.
Slater said the public is still being asked to wait outside while employees replace merchandise and clean the area where the police had investigated a suspicious package.
Slater said the commotion originally started about 10 a.m. when a threat of a possible bomb at the Huddle House on Oglethorpe Highway was called in. An hour later, around 11, the threat at Walmart was called in.
Police were able to quickly clear the threat at Huddle House and later Walmart.
Slater said they had officers check on banks and businesses in case the perpetrators were using the threats as diversions to commit other crimes.
No injuries were reported and a possible suspicious package in Walmart was deemed safe by police.

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