No Bomb Found After Evacuation, Search of Target Store in Whittier

No bomb was found at a Target in Whittier Saturday night after a shopper’s threat prompted an evacuation and search of the store, authorities said.

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A Whittier police officer is seen in the parking lot of a Target store that was evacuated after a bomb threat. (Credit: Doug Kolk/KTLA)

Officers responded at 9:08 p.m. to 15614 Whittwood Lane, where a man had reportedly approached a security guard and told her that he had a bomb in his bag, according to the Whittier Police Department.

Police evacuated the store and the surrounding area, and a search was conducted for the man and the possible bomb, the department said.

Bomb squad members were seen exiting the store and putting away their equipment after being summoned to the location.

A bomb-sniffing dog was also brought in to assist in the search, police said.

The scene was cleared at 11 p.m., and no arrests had been made in the incident, a Whittier police official told KTLA.


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