Bomb Threat at Walmart in Clayton on Saturday

The Rabun County Sheriff’s Office reports that a bomb threat was made to the Walmart in Clayton on Saturday, November 19, 2022.  The store was temporarily closed, reports Sheriff Chad Nichols.  “911 received a call of some threats made at Walmart.  The unknown caller called the customer service department at approximately 6:53pm that evening.  We arrived on the scene shortly there after.  The manager of the store said that an unknown caller that had a Hispanic accent but spoke good English had made a threat that there was a missile system outside the store.   So, the deputies made the decision to evacuate the store until we could investigate it further.  Then we had bomb-detecting K9s from Dawson County and Hall County come over and run the perimeter of the store as the subject said they were outside the store, so their main focus was the outside of the store.  They can up with no evidence of any type of bomb or bomb-making materials.  So, the scene was cleared and the store reopened around 10:05pm that night.”  The Sheriff’s Office is asking the community for any information on the unknown caller, adds Sheriff Nichols.  “If anybody has any information on who might have made this call, please let the Sheriff’s Office know.  Please call 706-782-3612.”  Also assisting with the incident were Rabun County Fire Services, Rabun County EMA’s Search and Rescue, Rabun County 911, and Clayton Police Department.  Once again, if you have any information on this case, call 706-782-3612.