Police: Bomb Threat Prompts Evacuation of Temecula Walmart

An anonymous man allegedly phoned Walmart in Temecula Wednesday night, advising a bomb had been left in the building, police said.

Walmart in Temecula was evacuated by police Wednesday night when the store received an alleged bomb threat.

According to Temecula police Lt. Aveling, an anonymous man called , shortly before 10:37 p.m. Wednesday and advised a bomb had been left in the building.

"No further information was provided by the unknown caller," Aveling said, in a news release.

Temecula police officers quickly responded to Walmart and as a safety precaution, evacuated 50 night-time employees while officers checked the building, the lieutenant said.

Officers did not find any suspicious items or packages after conducting a "systematic search" of the store, Aveling said. 

Employees returned to work and Walmart resumed business as usual, he said.

Anyone with additional information about the incident was encouraged to call the Temecula Police Department at 951-696-3000.

Michael January 12, 2013 at 04:11 AM
I see where your coming from. I was actually just at Walmart and was thinking about what you said about being nice to the Walmart greeters. So trying to explain this in the most polite way, the kinda bigger guy, he was kinda quiet and wasn't really talking so I said hi. Then walking out I said good evening and he said good night back. Now for him even though he was really quiet and still not what the perfect Walmart greeter is since he was quiet, he gave me the oppurtunity to talk. The other one talks so quickly it doesn't give me a chance to tell her to have a good day. But next time I see her I will try to be as kind as I can.
LBV Collins January 12, 2013 at 04:34 AM
True, Sandy... they probably WILL start banning ever-day things than can be used to make bombs... like fertilizer. Hmmm... Although... The NRA knows that the only way you can stop a bad guy with fertilizer... is with a GOOD guy with fertilizer! Quick! To BANDINI MOUNTAIN!!!
Samantha January 12, 2013 at 04:41 AM
"Lets not point out the defect in others so quickly but be the first to extend our hand in friendship, or smile first, then see what follow." I think that is great advice for all of us in most social situations, :)
Gandhi January 12, 2013 at 07:17 AM
Thank you Samantha, and thank you and good karma to you Michael. I think you will notice a change. Mary is one of my favorites there, and of course Willy, or "Uncle" Willy as I like to call him! I think thats wonderful and if you try this with other people around town also, I think you will be amazed at the difference. Mind you, not everybody will respond, but probably 95% will respond positively. Best of everything to you!
Michael January 14, 2013 at 05:27 AM
Gandhi, I will try it. Except for last night when I went to McDonald's at 11:00 last night with my sister and her friends and the lady took 10 minutes to get me a small fry. And then when we are leaving at like 11:30 since our curfew was 11:45 our ride (one of my sisters friends spending the night over) orders fries and then the lady takes 10 minutes I get her fries. And then we get home late. She wasn't very helpful. I don't care how late your working, it doesn't take 10 minutes to get fries.


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