Beaufort News

Beaufort Walmart cleared after bomb threat

A bomb threat Thursday prompted an evacuation of the Beaufort Walmart store.

Beaufort Police Chief Matt Clancy said the threat was called in about 2:20 p.m. to the store on Robert Smalls Parkway.

Employees helped the customers evacuate as police cordoned off the area, Clancy said.

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office's Bomb Squad found no evidence of an explosive, Clancy said.

The store reopened at about 3:30 p.m.

Investigators are trying to identify who made the threat, Clancy said.