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Lafayette Walmart evacuated after bomb threat

Posted: 5:05 PM, Oct 08, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-08 18:08:17-04

Lafayette Police say that the Walmart on the Evangeline Thruway has been evacuated.

That evacuation is due to a bomb threat that was called on Monday afternoon. Police say they traced the number back to an individual and police are currently trying to make contact with that person.

Hazmat crews are now doing a walk-through at this time. Nothing so far has been located.

Police do not have a timeline for when the location will be cleared.

KATC will have more information as it becomes available. The location of the Walmart is shown below.