COVINGTON, Ga. - Two Walmart stores in Covington have been evacuated over a bomb threat.
Someone called in the threat to 911 Wednesday morning. The caller referenced a Walmart in Newton County, but didn’t specify which one, so store management evacuated two locations around 11:20 a.m., Covington Fire spokesman Tony Smith told Channel 2 Action News.
Authorities were investigating stores on Industrial Boulevard and Salem Road into the lunchtime hours. Channel 2’s Erica Byfield went to the store on Industrial Boulevard, where a bomb-sniffing dog from Morgan County was sweeping the area. That store was reopened shortly before 1:30 p.m., and the other store has since reopened.