Bomb Scare at Rochester Hills Walmart Store and Other Locations May be Linked to Similar Threats Against the Retailer Nationwide

ROCHESTER HILLS, MI – Feb 6, 2023 – A series of bomb threats made today against two Oakland County Walmart stores and at least one other in Wayne County may be part of a larger effort to disrupt the retailing giant.

Walmart stores in Rochester Hills and White Lake Township received threatening phone calls about 11am today, with the male caller threatening to blow up the store unless a cash ransom was paid. The stores were immediately evacuated and deputies along with explosive detection K9s were dispatched to the stores.

A similar threat was also phoned into to a Walmart in Canton today.

“We’ve seen similar things happen in different parts of the country,” Sheriff Michael Bouchard said. “In the other threats, they were not credible. But out of an abundance of caution, explosive-detection dogs were sent to check the stores. We will be working with other authorities locally and nationally to investigate.”

No explosives were discovered in either the White Lake Township or Rochester Hills locations. The stores were expected to reopen later this afternoon.

The Rochester Hills Walmart is located at 2500 S. Adams Road (South of Hamlin and North of Auburn Rd). The White Lake Township Walmart is at 9190 Highland Road.

Rochester Hills Walmart where Bomb Threat called in on Feb 6, 2023


February 6, 2023, Oakland County Sheriff and Rochester.Life staff

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