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Suspects arrested after making bomb threat at North Logan Walmart

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Posted at 7:27 PM, Mar 31, 2023

NORTH LOGAN, Utah — A Walmart store location in North Logan was evacuated Friday afternoon after two juvenile suspects allegedly made a bomb threat.

Late Friday night, police arrested the suspects who officials say approached an employee just before 3:30 p.m. and said they had a bomb and walked out of the store.

Managers called in the threat and customers and staff were immediately evacuated from the location at 1550 North Main Street out of an abundance of caution.

Multiple agencies responded and a search of the store utilizing a bomb-sniffing dog from Utah State University failed to discover a threat and the store was reopened.

Because the juvenile suspects remained at large after the incident, police asked anyone who knew them to call the department with any information. They were taken into custody shortly thereafter and face felony charges connected to the false alarm and threat of a weapon with mass destruction.

"Teenagers are going to be teenagers, but when you start talking about the amount of disruption that this caused, especially considering the recent events around the nation, with the shootings that have taken place, people who have lost their lives, this type of threat has to be treated by law enforcement as real until you discover otherwise," said North Park Police Chief Kent Goodrich.

A decision on whether to charge the suspects as adults will be made at a later date.