Bomb threats reported at Walmart stores in Durham, Knightdale

Police blocked off two Walmart stores in the area after bomb threats were made on Sunday moring.

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STAY WITH US. >>> WE ARE FOLLOWING BREAK NEWS. WAKE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE INVESTIGATING A BOMB THREAT AT WALMART IN NIGHTDALE. CHRISMENTON WAS NEAR BY WHEN SHE SAW THE ACTIVITY IN THE AREA.

CHRIS JOINS BUSINESS PHONE. CAN YOU TELL US WHAT YOU SAW? >> YEAH, WE WERE JUST HEADED TO WALMART TO DO SHOPPING GOING DOWN. THERE’S A SIDE ROAD AND THERE’S A FIRE TRUCK BLOCKING THE ROAD, AND I SAW A POLICE OFFICER WHICH I THOUGHT WAS STRANGE.

AND WE WENT BACK WAY AND ABOUT THE TOO MANY I TOOK A LEFT, THERE’S A BIG LOTS THERE, I JUST SAW A MASS AMOUNT OF EMS, FIRE, AND THERE WERE POLICE EVERYWHERE. POLICE WITH BULLET PROVE VEST AND IT’S JUST LIKE IT PANICS YOU LIKE OH, MY GOODNESS WHAT DID I DRIVE INTO. WE WERE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT HAPPENED A I STOPPED AND TALKED TO ONE — A GENTLEMAN WHO WAS STANDING THERE AND HE SAID IT WAS A MASS SECURITY THREAT.

SO WE TURNED AROUND. THERE WAS A POLICE CHIEF I TRIED TO ASK AND HE QUICKLY WAS LIKE, MA’AM, YOU NEED TO GO NOW. SO, WE LEFT, BUT WOW, IT WAS A FRIGHTENING EXPERIENCE AND WE LIVE VERY, YOU KNOW, MAYBE A MILE OR TWO FROM THERE.

SO, IT WAS A FRIGHTENING EXPERIENCE TO DRIVE INTO THAT. >> I CAN IMAGINE THAT. AND CHRIS, OBVIOUSLY, I MA’AM FIRST RESPONDERS WERE TRYING TO GET EVERYONE AWAY FROM THAT AREA AS QUICKLY AS THEY COULD. WHAT DID THAT LOOKS LIKE, AND WHAT WAS THE REACTIONS FROM PEOPLE TRYING TO GET OUT OF THE AREA? >> WELL, EVERYBODY LIKE ME TOO, BECAUSE YOU DROVE NO IT AND SHOCKED AND TURNING AROUND AND IT WAS NOT THE SMARTEST THING FOR ME TO DO TO STOP AND FIGURE OUT WHAT’S GOING ON.

BUT WHEN YOU DRIVE IN, YOU ROUND THE CORNER AND DRIVE INTO THAT, AND IT’S SO CHOSE TO YOUR HOME YOU KNOW, YOU KIND OF WANT TO KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON. IT LOOKED — AND I — YOU KNOW, SMALL TOWN, I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT WORK IN THE WALMART SO INSTANTLY I WAS THINKING ABOUT THEM AND SAW CARS OVER THERE. I WAS WONDER, I AM SHOWER EVERYBODY GOT OUT OKAY, BUT IT’S WHEN YOU ARE IN A SMALL TOWN LIKE THIS, AND EVERYBODY KNOWS EVERYBODY, IT’S JUST A SCARRY THING. >> WE ARE GLAD THAT YOU ARE OKAY, THANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH US HERE.

AND WE ARE GOING TO GET OUT TO A LIVE LOOK IN DURHAM. THIS IS THE WALMART IN DURHAM. THERE IS A BOMB THREAT AT THAT LOCATION AS WELL HE.

WE HAVE A CREW THERE AND THEY ARE ON SCENE TRYING TO GATHER