Police declared a Peoria Walmart safe Sunday afternoon after evacuating the store because of a bomb threat. 

Officer Brandon Sheffert of the Peoria Police Department said someone called the Walmart Peoria Supercenter near Deer Valley Road and 95th Avenue and said there was a bomb in the trash can. 

He said the store was evacuated as a precaution, and officers are investigating. 

In a tweet, the Peoria Police Department warned residents around 2:30 p.m. to stay away from the store. 

The Glendale Police Department’s bomb squad is assisting Peoria police with the incident. The department deemed the store safe around 4:15 p.m.


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