Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – After a complete and rapid investigation into the bomb threat at Walmart, detectives have identified two juveniles responsible for the threat. This afternoon around 2:40 p.m., Mt. Juliet’s Police & Fire Communications Center was notified by Walmart management in reference to a bomb threat that was phoned in. Immediately, police and fire units responded to the scene to secure the area and ensure a safe evacuation.
Further investigation revealed that the callers phoned in two bomb threats, minutes from each other. . After Walmart was evacuated and parking lot secured, bomb detector dogs from Lebanon Emergency Services Unit responded to the scene to assist in ensuring the property was safe.
Detectives, from Mt. Juliet’s Criminal Investigative Division, also quickly responded to the scene to begin the investigation process to determine the legitimacy of the threat and who was responsible. Using technology and information from Walmart, detectives successfully tracked down two male juveniles, 10 and 11-year-old, who phoned in the bomb threats as a prank.