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UPDATE: Police clear Sam’s Club, investigation into threat continues

Updated: May. 23, 2021 at 6:47 PM EDT
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VIENNA, W.Va. (WTAP) - Police have cleared Sam’s Club on Grand Central Avenue after responding to a threat called into the store just before 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

Though police said no explosives were mentioned in the call, a bomb sniffing dog was brought in from Ohio University to sweep the store.

Authorities did not find anything in their search.

The scene was cleared shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday.

Police are continuing to investigate the threat.

Original Story:

Vienna Police were at Sam’s Club on Grand Central Avenue Sunday evening, investigating a threatening phone call.

Vienna Police Chief Mike Pifer said in a text message that the caller did not mention any explosive devices but “indicated people receiving injury.”

The building has been evacuated.

Pifer said the 911 call came in around 5:22 p.m.

As of 6:45 p.m. nothing had been located inside the store.

A bomb-sniffing dog was on its way to the scene from Ohio University around 6:45 p.m.

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