Bomb Threat At Walmart and Sam’s Club in Vero Beach

Walmart and Same Club evacuated after bomb threat in Vero Beach.
Walmart and Same Club evacuated after bomb threat in Vero Beach. (Photo: Indian River County Sheriff's Office)

VERO BEACH – At around 4:15 p.m., employees at Walmart and Sam’s Club received a bomb threat at their Vero Beach stores.

All customers have been evacuated from both Vero Beach stores.

The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office is asking everyone to avoid the area until further notice.

“Employees are leaving the store. St. Lucie Bomb Squad en route to clear the building. No other updates at this time,” Sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Eric Flowers told Sebastian Daily.

“We all left our baskets and vacated the lot. And I’m craving the food in my cart, of course,” Sandy Fox wrote on Facebook.

Update: As of 6:10 p.m., Walmart and Sam’s Club have been searched and given the clear. Sweep didn’t find anything suspicious. Employees are being allowed back in. At 6:21 p.m., customers were allowed back in the stores.

“Sam’s Club & Wal-Mart stores open again after being cleared following bomb threat. Investigation into the threat continues,” the IRCSO said in a statement.

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