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UPDATE: Multiple Wal-Marts evacuated after bomb threat

Wal-Marts in both Texas and Arkansas were evacuated early Friday morning.
 (Ty Wilson)
(Ty Wilson)

UPDATE:  A Little River County warrant for arrest has been issued for a suspect in this morning's multiple bomb threats at Wal-Marts. The affidavit for the warrant identifies William Dudley Edwards as the suspect. Williams was identified through caller identification information from the Ashdown Wal-Mart and verified by Verizon. Texarlama Arkansas and Texas Wal-Marts also were threatened


Texarkana, Arkansas and Texas Police are joining with other area law enforcement agencies in the investigation of multiple calls of  bomb threats. 


Around 7 this morning, employees of two separate Wal-Mart stores called 911 after receiving a call from an unknown male advising a bomb was located inside the business and would detonate during a specific time period. 


All calls occurred within minutes of each other to businesses in the 4000 block of New Boston Road and 100 block of Arkansas Boulevard.  Both business were evacuated and closed while a search was conducted by the store employees.

 

At this time the investigation continues as detectives search to identify the suspect. 

 

 

If anyone has information about these crimes, they are encouraged to call 911 or Texarkana Crime Stoppers at 903-793-STOP.

Wal-Marts in both Texas and Arkansas were evacuated early Friday morning.

According to Texarkana, Arkansas Police, a man called Wal-Mart reporting a bomb would go off between 8:30-9am.

Calls reporting a bomb were made to other Wal-Marts in the area.

Officials believe it was the same person making those calls.

NBC 6 News has a crew on-scene and will have more details as they're released.

Stay with NBC 6 News for the latest.


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