Caller Demanded Money, Threatened Wal-Mart Employees' Families

The Tewksbury Police Department released more details from Monday's bomb threat at Wal-Mart.

Police and Bomb Squad members were on scene Monday.
Police and Bomb Squad members were on scene Monday.
Tewksbury Police released more details from Monday's bomb threat at Wal-Mart, which forced the evacuation of the building as Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad members cleared the scene.

At about 11 a.m. on Monday, police were called to Wal-Mart on Main Street for a reported bomb threat. The building was immediately evacuated and the bomb squad was called to the scene.

Two employees received the threat, which came in by telephone. The man on the other end of the phone identified himself only as David, and said he had put a bomb in the store and would detonate it if the employees did not meet his demands, according to police.

Those demands were five Blue Dot Cards that needed to be "loaded with money" by one employee. The other employee was told that $4,000 must be sent to Pakistan.

According to police, the man told each employee that he would kill their families if they did not comply with his demands.

No explosive devices were found by police and bomb squad members, and the store was re-opened at about 12:40 p.m.

Anyone with information on the bomb threat is encouraged to contact Tewksbury Police at (978) 851-7373. Anyone who wishes to remain anonymous with tips can call (978) 851-0175 or email tewks_detectives@tewksbury-ma.gov.


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