Derby Wal-Mart was evacuated for a bomb threat Friday evening

DERBY, Kan. — A bomb threat was received at the Derby Wal-Mart Supercenter on K-15 Friday evening around 6:00 p.m. All customers and employees were evacuated.

The threat stemmed from a phone call demanding money. The store then was evacuated as a precaution.

“An unknown caller called the Wal-Mart and had demanded money and threatened to set off an explosive device if his demands were not met,” said Derby Police Chief Robert Lee.

No suspect has been taken into custody but the store has since given the all clear. The store is still closed though and expected to remain closed for still a few more hours.

Authorities have stated that there is no visible connection to the suspicious package call received at the same Wal-Mart earlier this month.

The Derby police are still investigating the threat.

If you have any information you can call Derby Crimestoppers at (316)788-TIPS.

KSN will update as information is received.

Wal-Mart employees in the parking lot of Derby Wal-Mart Supercenter
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